MTA bus gets stuck in sinkhole after water main break in Brooklyn

MANHATTAN BEACH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An MTA bus was briefly stuck in a sinkhole caused by an eight inch water main break undermining an intersection in Brooklyn.

The water main break created a sinkhole about six feet in diameter at Oriental Boulevard and West End Avenue in the Manhattan Beach section.

The B49 bus was pulled out of the sinkhole in the overnight hours. The driver and two passengers were on board at the time.

Approximately 30 homes and four businesses within the vicinity are temporarily without water service.

West End Avenue and Oriental Boulevard are closed through the area.

Meanwhile in Queens, a truck became stuck in a sinkhole, likely caused by a water main break in Willets Point.

A tractor trailer also had to be towed away from the 10 foot by 10 foot undermined area at 34th Avenue at Willets Point Blvd.

The entrance to the Whitestone Expressway is closed due to an icing condition caused by the emergency activity

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