The break happened around 1 p.m. Erie Waterworks officials say the water main break appears to have been caused by general wear and tear over the years. The repairs could take a couple of days. Crews were already on the scene working to fix the problem. No one was injured as a result of the break.
This kind of collapse in the ground is called an artificial sinkhole, they are considered to be cause by human activity, like a water main break.
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