Repairs underway at Ohio sinkhole that trapped bus

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a sinkhole that opened beneath a Metro bus in Cincinnati could take a month to fix.

The rear of the bus was trapped June 19 when buckled pavement gave way into a sinkhole at least 15 feet deep and about 15 feet wide. The driver escaped injury and wasn't carrying passengers. Tow trucks had to pull out the bus from the area where the sewer line collapsed.

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati says crews working at the site have erected a safety fence, and traffic has been diverted around the work zone. A tunnel line plate is being installed to ensure crews can safely access the sinkhole to do extensive repair work.

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