Bay Ridge sinkhole knocks out power for several hours

Dozens of Bay Ridge residents were without power for hours Wednesday as crews worked to repair damage from a sinkhole in the neighborhood. The sinkhole

The sinkhole, located on 79th Street between Third and Fourth avenues, opened up sometime on Tuesday evening.

The sinkhole, located on 79th Street between Third and Fourth avenues, opened up sometime on Tuesday evening. (7/27/16)

BAY RIDGE - Dozens of Bay Ridge residents were without power for hours Wednesday as crews worked to repair damage from a sinkhole in the neighborhood.

The sinkhole on 79th Street, between Third and Fourth avenues, opened up sometime Tuesday evening. Officials reported no injuries.

The Department of Environmental Protection blamed a water main break for the damage.

Residents were concerned about the power outage due to the heat and the number of senior citizens living in the area.

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