• Sinkhole swallows vehicles after water main break in Overbrook

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    PITTSBURGH - A water main break Monday morning caused damage and left many without service in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood.

    The break in a 30-inch line along Homehurst Avenue was reported shortly before 9 a.m.


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    Photos from the scene showed a truck and a trailer swallowed up by a sinkhole that was caused by the rushing water.

    A Pennsylvania American Water spokesperson told Channel 11's Brandon Hudson 10 homes were damaged and 50 customers were without water. A water buffalo was brought in for them to use.

    "I heard a crack, and next thing I know, all this water is pouring down,” homeowner Susan Seibel said. “It's coming on to my back porch. It's flooding everywhere, shooting in the air."

    Service was not expected to be restored until Tuesday.

    External Affairs Manager Gary Lobaugh said old age likely caused the pipe to burst.

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