Sinkhole swallows St. Louis garbage truck

Sinkhole swallows St. Louis garbage truck

Sinkhole swallows St. Louis garbage truck

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 24 at 1:36 PM

(KMOV) – Crews were attempting to move a trash truck that got stuck in a hole while on a north St. Louis street on Tuesday.

Officials with the St. Louis City Streets Department said the truck was lifting a waste container on an alleyway near Blair and Angelica when a concrete slab gave way, swallowing the truck into a hole.

It wasn't clear what caused the sinkhole, and hours later, officials were still trying to figure out how to remove the truck.

Officials said the truck is less than a year old and cost the city about $230,000.

The Missouri Sewer District had begun repairing bad sewer lines about a block away, but it not known if the two incident were connected.

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