Audrey Washington, Steve Pancione
A water main break caused a sinkhole to form along Woodycrest Drive in East Hartford
A water main broke in East Hartford, causing a sinkhole and a backhoe that was responding to the scene partially fell in.
A 12-inch main on Woodycrest Drive at Ferncrest Drive was shut down at 3 a.m. and work continues on that main.
Crews also had to shut down an 8-inch water main on Crescent Drive from Shadycrest to Woodycrest Drives as well as a 4-inch water main on Crescent Court to the dead end.
The 8-inch main was back in service as of 8:30 a.m.
Fortunately, no injuries are reported.
Officials said there was some difficulty shutting off the water, but crews are now in the process of working on repairing the water main.
The 12-inch water main was installed in 1950, according to the MDC.
A gas main close to the work was also shut down as a precaution.
This is the latest in a series of water main breaks across Connecticut as freezing cold temperatures linger.
There have also been water main breaks in Hartford, Berlin, West Hartford, Newington and South Windsor.