Water Main Break Leaves Gaping Sinkhole in Manhattan

A 12-inch water main break created a sinkhole in Washington Heights Monday morning, causing traffic delays in the area as crews worked on repairs. 

The water was shut off shortly after the 4 a.m. break at 167th Street and Edgecomb Avenue, and though there was no apparent flooding, crews had to close off the area because of the resulting sinkhole. 

Video from NY1 showed at least two cars partially swallowed by the sinkhole; some nearby vehicles had to be towed away. Drivers were advised to take alternate routes.

No injuries or evacuations were reported, and both Con Edison and the Department of Environmental Protection were on scene. 

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