A water main broke under a neighborhood street in southeast Minneapolis over the weekend, sending a portion of the pavement into collapse and leaving a parked car partly submerged.
The pipe, 8 inches in diameter, broke Sunday in the 400 block of SE. 8th Street, according to city spokesman Matt Lindstrom.
Water service was restored that afternoon, but the block is off limits for “a few days” until temporary repairs are made, he said.
“There was a lot of water flowing … causing the sinkhole,” he said.
Lindstrom explained that the pipe broke because “the clay and soil interact with the water main over time, and the iron deteriorates.”
The pavement giving way dragged a Honda Civic into the watery hole, leaving most of the car underwater and its tail pointed upward.