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Water Main Break Swallows MDC Truck

The truck went halfway into the hole.

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    There was quite a scene at Van Buren Ave and Ellsworth Road in West Hartford on Monday when a Metropolitan District Commission truck went into a massive hole in the street. 

    Neal Fisher, the West Hartford Fire Department, said MDC was working on a water main break when the truck fell into a hole created by the water main break. 
     
    Officials said this was connected to an earlier water main break in West Hartford. The break also affected a sewage line and sewage spilled into homes on Riggs Street.

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    A MDC truck fell through Van Buren Street in West Hartford after a watermain break washed the earth away from below. The sludge created by the washed away earth ended up in nearby resident's basements via the sewer system. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011)

    Cleanup continued on Tuesday,