PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bus that was partially swallowed when a sinkhole opened during morning rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh has been removed from the hole.
Penn Avenue has reopened and 10th Street between Penn Avenue and Fort Duquesne will open ahead of schedule but 10th Street between Liberty Avenue and Penn Avenue will be closed for 6 to 8 weeks.
Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich says the bus was sitting on three power lines, two of them 22,000-volt lines. He said there are also fiberoptic cables, and damage to them could affect communications in the tri-state area.
The lines and pipes will be assessed and repaired.