FDNY truck gets stuck in sinkhole in Brooklyn after pipe burst; basements nearby flooded

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Monday, January 2, 2023
Burst pipe in Brooklyn floods homes and traps FDNY truck
A burst pipe in Brooklyn flooded nearby homes and trapped an FDNY truck.

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An FDNY truck was stuck in a sinkhole in Brooklyn after a pipe burst.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 851 President Street in Park Slope. The water rose quickly, flooding neighboring homes.

Crews originally responded to reports of a sinkhole -- when suddenly a second sinkhole appeared under the weight of the vehicle. At first, inspectors thought there had been a water main break.

Now, they are syaing that even though the area has a history of water main breaks, the mess is from a burst pipe inside a neighbhoring home.


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