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PHOTO: Sinkhole Swallows Up SUV

A driver drove into a sinkhole on Mt. Pleasant Road in Smithtown early Tuesday morning. Road remains closed.

A giant sinkhole that swallowed up an SUV  has closed a portion of roadway in Smithtown early Tuesday morning.

According to police, a 911 call was received indicating that an SUV had driven into the sinkhole. Police said the Suffolk County Water Authority is working on the problem.  Mount Pleasant Road remians closed in both directions between Cambridge Road and Daisy Lane in Smithtown.

Police said there were no reported injuries. The incident occurred at 3:39 a.m. on Tuesday.

Patty Ann January 15, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Wow... Scary stuff.. That road is desolate
Marion Knott January 15, 2013 at 04:31 PM
It is scary,especially when it happens to you but I don't look at Mt. Pleasant Rd. as desolate. It's a lovely road. Of course it leads to the road of one of my grandchildren and children so that's always a happy occasion.
Kevin January 15, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Mt. Pleasant is definitely not a desolate road. I drove by earlier. Mt. Pleasant is not closed, there is just a detour using Cambridge to get you around the area.
Red January 15, 2013 at 04:43 PM
WOW! ... Really scary
Mike January 15, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Water main break , amazeing. Great pic.
RC January 15, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Desolate ? By no means ..I travel it on a regular basis . As Mike stated, it was a water main break . Need to be extra care when driving thru what seems like a puddle .
anita combs January 16, 2013 at 01:00 AM
what happen to the driver?? how did they get the driver our?? or did the SUV just sink??
Yurmama January 19, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Anita, I think they left the driver in the hole

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