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Check Out The Massive Sinkhole Tearing Apart A Street In San Francisco

Lisa Eadicicco

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:

Trending: Large sinkhole opens up in San Francisco neighborhood http://t.co/mlba6gyU1t pic.twitter.com/v8I6Xb9eTZ

— kcranews (@kcranews) December 3, 2014

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

Scary 10 foot sinkhole opened up after rain this morning in my neighborhood in San Francisco - no running water pic.twitter.com/D5om77aowY

— Suyash Joshi (@suyashcjoshi) December 3, 2014

 



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