Sinkhole swallows up excavation equipment outside Hackensack mall
Fire officials in Bergen County say no one was injured when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed excavation equipment outside a Hackensack mall.
The Hackensack Fire Department says crews were digging to repair a water main at the Shops at Riverside Mall in Hackensack Monday afternoon when the piece of machinery was pulled into the sinkhole. Officials say the sinkhole was undermined due to the water main break.
Fire officials say the immediate area of the sinkhole, a parking lot, is closed. At this point there are no other hazards or utilities that were impacted due to the incident.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.