BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department said emergency crews responded to a bus that fell into a sinkhole Wednesday afternoon.
Police said at 4:22 p.m. that the bus was stuck in a sinkhole at the intersection of Arapahoe and Commerce streets. The bus hit a pot hole after a water main burst. The pipe that busted was about 12 inches in diameter and water filled the street. By 6 p.m. much of the water was gone.
The six passengers on the bus were evacuated and there were no injuries, according to police.
Westbound Arapahoe Street was closed at 55th Street and drivers were asked to avoid the area. Utility crews are repairing the line and very few residents had their water shut off during the repairs.
"We had officers on scene after the initial call and during the short time they were on scene they watched the bus sink a whole foot during a short amount of time. So it was quite a large amount of water," said Boulder spokesperson Dionne Waugh.
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