New York City is full of surprises and the “City That Never Sleeps” has always something up its sleeves. But this time around, it’s of the comical nature. New Yorkers living in Manhattan’s Upper West Side had a rough morning Tuesday, when they awoke to poor water pressure after a water main broke in their neighborhood, yet one person had an even rougher morning : the water main break caused a sinkhole that swallowed a BMW X5.
The broken pipe started to leak water at around 9:18 p.m. Monday at the intersection of West 89th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the FDNY confirmed to DNA Info Tuesday morning. The fire department reportedly classified the incident as a “large water main break,” but is purportedly unsure how many gallons of water was released from the broken system.
— DNAinfo New York (@DNAinfoNY) August 30, 2016
As fans of the brand, we can only sympathize with the X5 owner, as this is one of those rare occurrences even in a city with century-old plumbing.
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) August 30, 2016
— westsiderag (@westsiderag) August 30, 2016