Milwaukee Sinkhole Swallows Escalade - NECN

Milwaukee Sinkhole Swallows Escalade



    (NECN/WTMJ: Milwaukee, Wisc.) - Storm water flooded sections of Milwaukee on Thursday night during a storm, and left a sinkhole in a downtown street.

    The sinkhole, estimated by witnesses to be about 20 feet deep and 15 feet wide, swallowed up a Cadillac Escalade.

    "The Escalade just went wham!" towing company owner Mark Pawlik, 46, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Everything went down. The power line went like 'pow' and then I think it was sewer water was just pouring into the hole."

    The driver was transported to the hospital, but his name and condition were not released.

    Up to 7.5 inches of rain fell in just two hours Thursday evening, snarling traffic in and around Milwaukee. Widespread power outages were also a result of the storm.

    Video courtesy of WTMJ. Material from The Associated Press used in this report.