Work underway to repair sinkhole that spilled sewage on Midland Park, New Jersey street

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Work underway to repair large sinkhole in New Jersey
Mallory Hoff has the latest from Midland Park.

MIDLAND PARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Work is underway to repair a large sinkhole that swallowed up a Department of Public Works truck and has cut power off to a neighborhood in Midland Park, New Jersey.

The sinkhole opened up at Glen Avenue and Woodside Avenue. Officials estimated the sinkhole is about 20 feet by 30 feet wide and about six feet deep. On Friday morning, steel plates were being taken in to continue work. Crews say they are making progress on repairs.

Department of Public Work crews were called to the area because water was coming out of a manhole cover around 9 p.m. Thursday As the DPW pickup truck was driving on the road, the road partially collapsed and the truck fell into the hole. Two people were able to escape the truck, and one was injured.

Raw sewage then started coming out, creating a mess.

It is unclear how long repairs will take.