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...and you thought you had a bad day

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Shade Tree NJ, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Shade Tree NJ

    Shade Tree NJ Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Town truck got swallowed up by sink hole today, had a plow on it at one point news article said.

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  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    yup, that would wrech your day
     
  3. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 490

    Where was that?
     
  4. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    I dont always get stuck but when I do I make sure im F*****
     
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    That thing looks old anyway.
     
  6. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    It was on the news - one of the more southern states that got hot with snow and ice today. Kentucky I think
     
  7. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Just saw the video and it did have a blade on it. At least it wasn't a new truck.
     
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,688

  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    He's a union drive so he's on the clock and don't care.
     
  10. Shade Tree NJ

    Shade Tree NJ Senior Member
    Messages: 197

  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,013

    Sinkhole are rather unusual here in NJ

    Should have just pushed the truck below grade and backfield it with stone. :)
     
  12. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Aww...I thought I had found it first.

    Good going, good thing it was not larger. Some of those holes are huge. We had one here that was 20 feet deep and 40 wide. Lady caused it to fall in...she landed upside down took hours to get her out.
     
  13. motormouse172

    motormouse172 Member
    from usa
    Messages: 68

    I would say sink holes are actually very common in Hunterdon/Warren counties. Where I live there are many old mine shafts and a lot of lime rock. I can remember sink holes all around since I was a kid. Didn't read the article but my buddy lives on the street and I think a water main broke earlier and washed away material.
     
  14. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    we have one forming out on the main highway rite now.
    there is a cracked water main. i saw it this morning and called it in, the town is rather busy with house brakes, and decided this one could wait because it was a small leak. 45 minutes ago a tractor trailer went over it and the road collapsed, opening up a 5X10 hole. i figure before the night is over, rt 35 will be closed at least northbound, maybe both directions.
    a si tis i have no water rite now.
     
  15. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,013

    Whaere on 35 is the sinkhole ? I drove it today, and saw nothing unusual
     
  16. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    Mine hill in Morris county usually has a sink hole open up very couple years swallows a yard or a tree. A lot of houses with unstable foundations also. That's crazy though about rt. 35. Is it part of the new section?
     
  17. fendt716

    fendt716 Member
    from nw nj
    Messages: 37

    that was in lopatcong twp. next to phillipsburg. the only thing sticking out hole was the blade. it loaded with salt when it in. it a L8000 junk now rear came out tanks broke frame bent bent bed. driver did not notice road sunk 2 feet. town councilman who works on call was the driver. sinkholes are very common here on limestone ground. here now gone a minute later.they are looking for cheap truck now.
     
  18. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    in old bridge across from the closed down bar and dog grooming place. it was not as bad as first thought, they kept it down to one lane, and got it repaired, back filled and temp patched with the road reoppened by 4:30 am.
     
  19. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,013

    Oh, I've not been up that way for a while now.


    This thread makes me think of the weather channels "HIGHWAY THROUGH HELL"


    Those guys pull some nasty wrecks out of there up in BC's backyard...
     
  20. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,013