So, How Was Your Monday Morning Commute?

Sinkhole brings unwelcome surprise for city bus during rush hour in Pittsburgh
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2019 10:30 AM CDT
What You Don't Want Your Bus to Do
Authorities investigate after a Port Authority bus was caught in a sinkhole in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday.   (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

As if going back to work on Monday wasn't bad enough: The front of a city bus in downtown Pittsburgh ended up in the air after a sinkhole opened during rush hour. Luckily, nobody was seriously injured. The Port Authority of Allegheny County says the lone passenger was treated for a minor injury, per the AP. The agency tweeted that the bus was stopped at a red light when the sinkhole opened up and the rear half of the bus plunged in. A car behind the bus ended up with its front tires precariously close to the hole, but it didn't fall in. Neither the bus driver nor the driver of the car were injured, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The incident happened about 7:40am. (Read more Pittsburgh stories.)

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