Fire engine is stranded in the middle of the road for hours after a sinkhole suddenly opens
- The fire engine got stuck in a hole caused by a burst water main
- The engine was responding to reports of a burst pipe in a Greenslopes backyard
- Crews were called to Juliette and Beatrice streets in Brisbane’s inner south
- The incident caused significant Monday traffic delays in and around the area
A fire truck found itself stuck in a sinkhole that suddenly opened up in the street and was trapped for hours until it could be hauled out.
Fire crews were responding to reports a backyard in Greenslopes, an inner suburb of Melbourne, was flooded as a result of the burst main early Monday morning.
On arrival at the scene on Juliette Street, the front wheel of one of the larger fire trucks began to sink into the road as the asphalt underneath collapsed.
The fire truck was responding to reports of a burst water main in Greenslopes, south Brisbane
The truck was stuck for a number of hours and needed extrication by heavy machinery
The South Brisbane area experienced traffic congestion caused by the road works to repair the sinkhole on Monday morning
No one was hurt in the incident and only minor damage was caused to the truck.
Heavy machinery was required to extricate the fire truck from the sinkhole. Road works are now in progress to mend the burst pipe and the road.
Motorists are urged to steer clear of the area if at all possible, with Monday morning traffic already building on the nearby Pacific Motorway and the South Brisbane area reported to be congested.