Back of Bus Gets Swallowed in Massive Sinkhole on Long Island - NBC New York

Back of Bus Gets Swallowed in Massive Sinkhole on Long Island

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    Suffolk Transit Bus Swallowed by Sinkhole

    A sinkhole swallowed the back of a Suffolk Transit bus in Coram Friday. (Published Friday, March 1, 2019)

    A public transit bus on Long Island got stuck in a massive sinkhole while traveling over a flooded road, briefly trapping two passengers and the driver on board as the back of the bus continued to sink into the hole, officials said.

    The Suffolk County executive's office said the back wheels of a Suffolk Transit bus fell into the sinkhole on Old Town Road in Coram. Photos from the scene shows the back wheels of the bus lodged underneath the breaking pavement, and the front of the bus tipping upward. 

    The sinkhole came from a water main break in the area, officials said. Firefighters responded and rescued the people on the bus. No one was hurt. 

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