15-foot sinkhole opens up in parking lot of business in New Jersey

WALL TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- A large sinkhole disrupted business in a community in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Wall Township Police responded to calls of a 15-foot sinkhole which opened just before 12:30 p.m. in the rear parking lot of a commercial business on State Highway 35.

The on-scene investigation found that the 6-foot-deep sink hole had developed just 30 feet from the rear of the building.

The front tires of a parked car ended up partially inside the sink hole.

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Luckily, no one was inside the car at the time and the vehicle was removed.

The cause of the sink hole is under investigation.


The building was temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

There was no structural damage to the building as a result of the sink hole.

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