Vernon road closed after truck falls in sinkhole


VERNON – A downtown road is closed until Tuesday after a newer model Toyota Tundra got caught in a sinkhole yesterday afternoon.

There were no injures reported in yesterday's incident that happened around 1 p.m. in the 3300 block of 42 Avenue near Flaman fitness.

"The truck was pulling out onto 42 Avenue, going slowly and the front left tire dropped down to the frame into the sinkhole," Doug Imrich of Vernon Fire Rescue says.

Imrich estimates the sinkhole is about three feet in diameter and several feet deep. The road is closed until Tuesday when city crews will assess the damage and try to determine the cause.

"There's been lots of potholes this year but nothing like this. We've had sinkholes in previous years but this is the first I've seen this year," Imrich says.

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