Created on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 Written by AP
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A utilities official says a large sinkhole that swallowed a moving car and briefly trapped the driver cost a northwest Ohio city about $100,000.
Utility workers and contractors had to clean out broken sewer lines and fill the sinkhole that opened at a major intersection in Toledo in early July. WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/17hDsN6 ) reports the city used a private contractor to help with emergency repairs for the broken sewer lines and the street above them.
City council is slated to consider approval for a $73,000 payment to that contractor. Toledo Public Utilities Director Dave Welch says the total bill for the sinkhole rises to $100,000 when the cost of city employee labor is included.
The station says the injured driver who was rescued from the sinkhole by firefighters has recovered.