Street Collapse Slows Downtown Water Main Break Repairs

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While trying to repair a water main break utility workers were stopped in their tracks Thursday morning when the street collapsed under both a truck and backhoe.

It happened just before 9 a.m. as crews were working near 10th and Pacific. The break occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m.

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The only thing that kept the two pieces of equipment from falling completely in was they hit into each other. The hole is about six-feet in diameter and goes several feet into the ground.

No one was seriously hurt.

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