A fire truck responding to an emergency in the Bronx got stuck in a three-foot sinkhole this morning.
Firefighters parked outside of 1854 Colden Avenue in Morris Park just after 8:30 a.m., in answer to an EMS call at that address. After about 20 minutes inside the house, the fire fighters returned to find the front right wheel of their truck lodged in a sinkhole. The hole is about three feet deep NBC reports. That's pretty shallow, considering.
Four fire department units and a tow truck responded to the scene, and the truck was free by 10:41 a.m., the FDNY says. According to NBC, Con Edison and the Department of Environmental Preservation also responded to the scene, and deemed "no threat" to the neighbors.
The Department of Transportation has been carefully documenting its pothole repair efforts on its The Daily Pothole tumblr, where New Yorkers are invited to report potholes, and check up on the conditions of any city street. As of April 27th, the DOT has filled in and smoothed 290,210 potholes this 2014-15 winter season. But there's always room for one more!