A massive 30-by-20 foot sinkhole tore apart a street in the Bay Area of San Francisco on Wednesday, according to a CBS local San Francisco affiliate.
The sinkhole, caused by heavy overnight rain, sits at the intersection of Lake Street and Sixth Avenue.
Jean Walsh, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, told CBS that sand had eroded around an underground water main pipe at the intersection. As a result, the pipe collapsed, causing rocks and sand to erode.
This isn’t a first-time experience for Lake Street residents — in May 2013, an enormous 22-foot sinkhole opened up on Lake Street and 2nd Ave.
San Francisco residents and news outlets have been tweeting photos of the sinkhole all day:
Large sinkhole due to hvy rain RT@keithshea: San Francisco growing #sinkhole update at 6th & Lake @nbcbayarea @SFGate pic.twitter.com/Ugb73KHV9J
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 3, 2014
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