A 40-foot-wide Milwaukee sinkhole swallowed a car and driver – and a stoplight – Thursday night after torrential rainfall in the Great Lakes region.
A Cadillac Escalade along with a set of traffic lights shown gobbled by the Milwaukee sinkhole, on Friday.
The sinkhole is approximately 20 feet deep, according to Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works. Businesses surrounding the downtown intersection with the sinkhole have been evacuated while the compromised ground is tested to make sure it will not collapse further.
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Bystanders rescued the driver of the car and police cordoned off the area immediately after the accident. The city left the car running overnight to burn off its gasoline before attempting to remove it and clean the area.