STUCK: Pothole Traps Moving Truck in Center City

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    Jillian Mele

    Traffic on a Rittenhouse Square street is snarled after a large moving truck's wheel got wedged in recently repaired pothole.

    The red A. Mastrocco & Sons truck was heading north on 18th Street between Sansom and Chesnut streets around 5 p.m. Friday when it passed over a large patch of repair materials that were still soft.

    The vehicle's wheel sunk nearly halfway into the hole, getting stuck on the city street and blocking at least one lane of traffic.

    The unexpected obstacle caused delays as drivers headed through the city during rush hour, but a short time later crews dislodged the truck.