City crews dig in the pavement in response to a
cast iron water main break at the intersection
of Third Avenue Northwest and Fairford
Street West on Wednesday morning.
Submitted photo by Kathy Brown
A city transit bus fell through the pavement because of a water main break early Wednesday morning.
City officials have been on site at the intersection of Third Avenue Northwest and Fairford Street West since learning of the break around 5:30 a.m. Crews immediately went to close water services and assess the leak, but before barricades were installed, the bus fell through pavement at 7:10 a.m.
"There was a water main break in the area and the bus fell into a sinkhole," said Mark Sture, transit manager with the city.