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‘It just dropped real quick’ Bus carrying 40 passengers gets stuck in Harrisburg sinkhole

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A bus carrying 40 passengers was caught in a sinkhole Tuesday near the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Passengers were on their way from Pittsburgh to the Capitol.

"Couple people on the bus said you hit the curb. I could see the curb out the front door so I knew it wasn't even close. I opened the door up and looked out and it wasn't the curb. The street was gone," said driver Ron Schnarrs from Fab Limousines in  Austintown, Ohio.

All of the passengers were able to get off of the bus safely.

"They took all of their pictures and did what they were going to do. Took my number and said we will call and see if we can get a ride back," said Schnarrs.

A crane was brought into lift the bus out of the sinkhole. The bus is not damaged.

The hole is about 15 feet deep and seven feet wide. Public Works crews say the road between State and Susquehanna Street will be closed for a few days while the hole is repaired.

No other vehicles were involved. A few cars, including Cathy Judge Cardillo's, were in harm's way and had to be moved.

" A kind first responder agreed to move my vehicle  in case the bus shifted. They got it onto wooden blocks and were able to get it onto the curb and move it back," said Cardillo.

 

 

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