Cement truck falls through road

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WINNIPEG, Man. — A City of Winnipeg cement truck received little damage, after falling through a road it was sent to repair.

A watermain break caused the ground to become unstable, and when the cement truck attempted to turn around, the ground gave way opening up a two-metre deep hole that swallowed up the truck. The driver was uninjured.

“He just went to turn around and bang, the road gave way,” one city employee told local media.

Two heavy-duty tow trucks were called in to remove the cement truck.

City officials say it could have happened to anyone, as the ground was very unsteady following the watermain break two weeks ago.

“They were aware there was a small void in the area, but it was a much bigger void than they anticipated,” Public Works spokesman Bob McDonald told local media.

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