Water main break causes sinkhole in Newark

Utility crews in Newark are working to repair a water main break that caused a sinkhole in the city’s South Ward. Officials say the water

Newark officials say the break happened on Leslie

Newark officials say the break happened on Leslie Street in the city’s South Ward.

NEWARK - Utility crews in Newark are working to repair a water main break that caused a sinkhole in the city’s South Ward.

Officials say the water main break happened on Leslie Street this morning.

“Just as they [utility crews] arrived and were emerging from their truck to investigate, a resident drove a van around the city truck and hit the sinkhole, becoming lodged in the hole,” the city said in a news release. The van was removed and driven away by the owner.

The city says the street buckled from a broken 8-inch main under Leslie Street between Lyons and Chancellor avenues, affecting 20 to 30 homes.

The city says crews are working to address the leak.

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