Garbage Truck Needs Tow Out of Oregon Coast Sinkhole

March 6, 2013

Officials in the Oregon coastal town of North Bend say a 16-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in a restaurant parking lot partially swallowed a garbage truck.

City Administrator Terence O’Connor tells The World newspaper that the truck needed to be towed out of the hole Monday morning.

O’Connor says the hole opened up in the parking lot of a Sizzler restaurant about 4:30 a.m.

He says the property, like many in the area, is built on dredge fill.

A storm line about 18 feet beneath the parking lot surface was crushed.

Work is under way to fix the problem.

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