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Trolley gets stuck in sinkhole downtown

Published: Nov. 8, 2014 at 2:58 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2014 at 2:58 AM EST
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Crews blocked off traffic surrounding the sinkhole. (Source: Laurel Mallory/WAVE 3 News)
Crews blocked off traffic surrounding the sinkhole. (Source: Laurel Mallory/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Several passengers were on board a trolley as it drove over a sewer grate that gave way, creating a small sink hole in downtown Louisville, according to MetroSafe.

The trolley was traveling northbound on Fourth Street when one of the rear tires got lodged in the hole at Jefferson Street around 6:20 p.m. Friday.

Crews from TARC, Metro Public Works, the Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Fire & Rescue worked to free the trolley.

Two people did ask for EMS and were checked out at the scene.

Emergency crews blocked off traffic on Fourth Street at Jefferson Street and in the right lane of Jefferson Street to repair the sinkhole.

The cause of the sinkhole is unknown at this time.

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