New York, USA: failure stops traffic in Midtown

The failure of the roadway to block traffic in Manhattan during the rush hour on Monday evening at the W. 57th Street, reports

Pit about five feet wide, there was about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. In the Department of Environment of New York could not explain the reason for the failure. No leak was detected.

"Last year was another smaller hole in the same place," says the owner of the store on the other side of the street.

Australian tourist Michael Atkins joined the crowd of spectators to photograph the incident. "I've never seen anything like this in Australia, that's for sure," said Atkins.

"The city seems to be falling apart," said another bystander, who refused to give his name.

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