Sinkhole Closes Major Intersection in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews are working to repair a sinkhole that opened up in a busy San Francisco street, trapping an SUV carrying six people.

San Francisco television station KRON reports the sinkhole opened up Tuesday along Mission Street, in the city’s SOMA district. The car was towed from the area and no injuries were reported.

Officials say a broken sewer main caused the 12 feet long by 5 feet wide sinkhole and 9 feet deep to form on Mission Street, between New Montgomery and 2nd Street.

Public Utilities spokesman Charles Sheehan says the street is expected to be closed through the night as crew work to repair it.

He says the collapsed sewer was a 3-foot by 5-foot brick sewer dating back to 1875.