Sunday 19 January 2020

Watch: Dramatic footage as giant sinkhole swallows large portion of road

Dramatic video footage shows a massive sinkhole opening up in a residential road in Madera, California

In the video, posted on Facebook by City of Madera Police Department, a large portion of the roadway collapses as the police cordon off the road.

It is unknown what exactly caused the damage but it is likely due to recent heavy rain in the area.

The street fell into a sewage line and about 12 ft by 15 ft section of roadway collapsed.

The sinkhole is approximately 15 to 20 feet deep.

The roadway is expected to be closed for an extended amount of time for repair.

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