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Car in Lewes Gets Caught in a Sinkhole

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LEWES, Del. - A man from out of town got quite the surprise Thursday when he drove right into a sinkhole.

According to Delaware State Police, it happened around 11 a.m. as a 30-year-old Connecticut man drove out of a private driveway at 20212 Plantations Road in Lewes. Police say the man noticed what appeared to be water on the road. But as he reached the end of the driveway, the front of his car was enveloped by a large sinkhole.

"Apparently there was a utility company that was drilling in the area," DSP Corporal Gary Fournier said. "They had accidentally hit a water main in the area causing the pipe to rupture and obviously spread a bunch of water on the roadway, well what that had done obviously was underneath the surface of the roadway, worn some of that roadway out and collapsed into itself and it just happened to be at the entrance of this driveway in which a 30-year-old Connecticut man was just leaving his mother's house."

Although the driver and home owners declined to comment, the driver was uninjured in the incident.

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