NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A big sinkhole opened up Thursday on the Upper East Side.
It was reported at round 8:30 a.m. on East 89th Road between York and East Finish avenues.
The FDNY mentioned it initially began as an 8-foot by 8-foot sinkhole.
Sinkhole on #UpperEastSide: crews investigating & making repairs after highway caved in round 8:30am. No accidents reported however water out in two buildings. 89/York @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/e1iIPXL2Qo
— Andrea Grymes (@AndreaGrymesTV) July 15, 2021
Emergency crews are on the scene evaluating the highway and dealing on repairs.
The Division of Environmental Safety can also be investigating the water and sewer infrastructure, nevertheless it’s unclear precisely what brought on the collapse.
Con Edison says there’s no impression to gasoline or electrical energy, however two buildings on the block shouldn’t have water.
CBS2’s Andrea Grymes spoke with one resident who realized simply that when he awoke.
“They don’t actually understand how lengthy it’ll take, however we’re hoping possibly finish of the day can be good,” Vish Raman mentioned.
— WhatIsNewYork (@whatisny) July 15, 2021
Grymes requested what he considered the sinkhole.
“I’ve by no means seen it in entrance of me earlier than, it was a bit shocking,” he mentioned. “And it’s truly fairly deep, as a result of after I got here in, your entire arm of the crane truly went all the way in which in.”
If you happen to thought *you* had been having a foul morning… the scene simply now on the website of a *sinkhole* at East 89th and York pic.twitter.com/UaOhbkgD0N
— Forth Higher East Aspect (@ForthUES) July 15, 2021
No accidents had been reported and there was no injury to vehicles within the space.
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