Flooding leads to cars being swallowed by sinkhole

CREATED Apr 18, 2013

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CHICAGO - Flooding Thursday morning led to many problems across the Midwest, including a giant sinkhole opening up in a street in Chicago.

"One person was taken from the hole, at 9600 South Houston Avenue, to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department," said WGN in Chicago. "The fire department responded to the scene around 5:30 a.m. when two cars were inside the hole. A third one slide into it after crews arrived."

The hole is reportedly now over 40 feet wide, and was caused by a leaking water main pipe. WGN reports that crews are currently pumping water out in hopes of alleviating pressure near the sinkhole.


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