Sinkhole opens at major Phoenix intersection, city bus stuck

Posted at 4:01 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 10:27:26-04

A city bus was stuck in a sinkhole at a busy Phoenix intersection for several hours Thursday, prompting a closure of the intersection.

Phoenix Fire crews tell ABC15, the hole was created by a water main break near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street.

There were no passengers on the bus, but there were at least half a dozen people stranded at the bus stop.

The bus was removed from the sinkhole and taken back to the yard, according to the city transportation department.

No injuries have been reported at this time. 

Water remained flowing through the broken 24-inch main Thursday night and Friday morning.

Officials said the intersection will be closed through the weekend and asked drivers to avoid the area.