Car Goes Into Huge Hole in Hartford Street

A car went into a huge sinkhole on Hillside Avenue in Hartford, between Colby and Exeter streets.

According to the Metropolitan District, there is break in a 12-inch water main and crews were shutting down the water main when a driver went around the MDC vehicles and crews and drove into the hole, which is near the water main break.

Police said MDC had not yet started digging in the area and an "inattentive driver" went around the repair crews and fell into the sinkhole. No injuries are reported. 

The water main that broke was installed in 1952 and it was shut down at 6:50 a.m., according to MDC. Water service was restored at 11:15 a.m.  

Thirteen properties on Hillside Avenue, between Colby and Amherst streets, are affected by the shutdown.

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