Car falls into sinkhole formed by Phoenix water main break

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A person was rescued early Monday after a car fell into a sinkhole that formed due to a water main break in Phoenix.

The sinkhole was caused by a water main break near 22nd Street and Missouri Avenue, according to Gregg Bach, a spokesperson with the Street Transportation Department.

The driver of the vehicle was unharmed, according to Athena Sanchez, the public information officer for the Phoenix Water Services Department.

Bach said crews with the Water Services Department were working to fix the break.

Traffic would be restricted on Missouri Avenue between 22nd and 24th streets, and the Water Services Department recommended that drivers use an alternate route if possible, according to a Monday tweet.

Reach breaking news reporter Sam Burdette at sburdette@gannett.com or on Twitter @SuperSafetySam

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Car falls into sinkhole formed after water main break in Phoenix