Cleveland city vehicle falls into large sinkhole

CLEVELAND, OH (WCMH) — A city water vehicle in Cleveland was swallowed by a large sinkhole Thursday afternoon.

It happened on East 127th Street between Locke Avenue and Cornado Avenue.

According to WKYC, it happened while water crews were responding to a report of a six-inch water main break.

There was only a small crack in the road when the worker arrived. Shortly after he got out of his van, the street started to collapse.

Cleveland water spokesperson John Goersmeyer told WKYC the worker was trying to reach into the van to get his tools when the van started to sink.

The water department is now assessing the problem. Water is expected to be out in the area until Friday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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