A sinkhole that damaged two vehicles in Bethesda, Maryland, was repaired by Saturday morning, restoring water service to area residents.
The driver of a pickup truck that sunk into the damaged road had to climb out of the window to escape his damaged vehicle Friday afternoon. The Nissan Titan plummeted into the hole near the corner of Chelton and Sleaford roads, near Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School about 3:45 p.m., according to initial reports.
When the street collapsed, the driver exited through one of the truck's windows, a tipster said. Luckily, no one was injured, News4's Darcy Spencer reported live on the scene.
The water main break covered Sleaford Road in a few inches of murky water, video submitted to News4 shows.
Workers could not begin to repair the burst 10-inch water main until the truck was removed from the sinkhole, a spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said. Water service was cut off to 13 homes Friday evening.
The water main is 74 years old, according to WSSC.