Chestnut Street Sinkhole Swallows Up Wheels of SEPTA Bus

A SEPTA bus was unexpectedly delayed when a sinkhole opened up under it in Center City Philadelphia.

The Route 42 bus was traveling eastbound on Chestnut Street near 18th when its rear wheels descended into the asphalt.

No one was injured, but the bus couldn't drive out of the hole. SEPTA brought in a tow truck to free the bus.


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In the meantime, Chestnut Street was closed to traffic between 18th and 17th streets.

Philadelphia Water Dept. spokesman John DiGiulio said a crew will be dispatched to the street to determine the extent of the damage. That block of Chestnut will remain closed through at least Saturday.

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