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Hole opens up in Castro Valley road, sinking SUV

A water main break opened up a hole in a Castro Valley neighborhood.

A water main break opened up a hole in a Castro Valley neighborhood.

Photo: Alameda County Fire

A hole opened up in a Castro Valley neighborhood Wednesday morning, taking a car in with it.

It happened on Somerset Avenue, between Santa Maria and Redwood roads, according to the Alameda County Fire Department. The driver of the SUV was able to get out of the vehicle safely with the help of firefighters, the agency reports.

Even though it’s been raining all night and all morning in the area, the hole was caused by something else: a water main break. Video shared from by the fire department shows water gushing up out of the asphalt.

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