Car falls into a ravine following partial road collapse

Authorities have evacuated three homes in South Amboy after partial road collapse along a dead-end street.

Police say a car fell into a ravine after a partial road collapse on Gordon Street in South Amboy.

Police say a car fell into a ravine after a partial road collapse on Gordon Street in South Amboy. (3/24/15)

SOUTH AMBOY - Authorities have evacuated three homes in South Amboy after partial road collapse along a dead-end street.

South Amboy police say they were called at around 6:30 a.m. on a report of a collapse on the 300-block of Gordon Street. 

“I heard all the creaking…and my son’s car went down the hill,” says homeowner Ray Miller. “I called 911.”

When officers arrived, they noticed that a small SUV had fallen down into a ravine at the end of the street. Police say they believe the collapse was caused by a water main break. 

Neighbors say it could have been much worse if this incident happened a few days ago. That portion of the street was used as a staging area for the town’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The residents who were evacuated will have to find another place to stay tonight. No one was injured from the collapse. 

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