PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials say it will take about eight weeks to complete repairs on a downtown Pittsburgh street where a sinkhole opened up, partially swallowing a city bus.
The city said Tuesday that a contractor was removing concrete and debris from the hole that opened Monday, and utilities will work on securing fiberoptic lines there. The city’s water and sewer authority will then check for damage to water, sewer and storm lines. There are also electric, gas and other lines below ground.
After repairs are made, the sinkhole will be partially filled, a concrete layer poured, and sidewalks and curbs repaired.
The bus was lifted from the hole late Monday night. The driver was uninjured in the Monday morning rush hour incident; the lone passenger was treated at a hospital.
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