Sinkhole Swallows Car in Morningside

A sinkhole swallows a car on Sioux City's east side.

A 12-inch underground water main broke in the 1900 block of South Alice in Morningside Saturday night. City crews were able to stop the leak two hours later, but not before the water eroded the soil underneath the street. When a car drove over that area a little later, the street collapsed, taking the car with it.

"Typically we don't have street failure to this extent, but then again, we don't have a lot of 12-inch water main breaks either, and just because of the size of the water main, that's why we had such significant street failure," says Brian Fahrendholz, Sioux City Field Services Manager.

Crews are still investigating the incident, but water service to the area has been restored.