Truck falls into sinkhole near Carrick water main break

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A contractor's truck fell into a sinkhole near a water main break in Carrick this morning while he was finishing up repairs on a separate break that occurred there last week.

Pennsylvania-American Water Co. spokeswoman Josephine Posti said the contractor was not in his truck at the time and no one was hurt.

"It was a really interesting visual for about a half-hour," she said.

The contractor was working on restoring part of Brook Street affected by a 42-inch water main break last Friday that left several South Hills communities with no water or low pressure.

His truck was parked near the sinkhole, which formed today due to the large break, Ms. Posti said. It is still operable, she said.

Five residential customers are currently without service while crews make the latest repair on the same 42-inch line. The utility is delivering bottled water to those residents. Service is expected to be restored late Saturday evening.

First Published June 27, 2014 12:00 AM

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