CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a sinkhole that opened up under a Metro bus in Cincinnati could take weeks to fix.
The driver escaped injury and wasn't carrying passengers Thursday night when buckled pavement gave way into a sinkhole at least 15 feet deep. The bus' rear end was trapped, and tow trucks had to pull it out.
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati says a crew had found a sewage backup near the buckled pavement. The district says the sewer involved is a century old.
Workers said Friday that sewer service in the area wasn't affected. The road involved is an exit for one of the Cincinnati Zoo's parking lots. A zoo official said there shouldn't be much disruption, although extra staff will be used to direct parkers.