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holey cow

A giant sinkhole ate this police car...


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IF YOU LIKE your sinkholes ridiculously big you’ll very much like this one.

A police supervisor was minding his own business, driving along a highway in Sheridan, Colorado, when an enormous hole the width of the entire lane opened up beneath him.

The man himself, Sergeant Greg Miller, escaped with a few bumps and bruises. His police cruiser was entirely less lucky and had to be fetched out by a giant digger after slipping 15 feet into the earth.

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The sinkhole was apparently caused by a recent storm in the region which overwhelmed a storm drain beneath the surface of the road, according to Sheridan’s city engineer Devin Granbery, who was speaking to local TV station KUSA.

According to Granbery the rushing water saturated the ground beneath the road which created a void that allowed the pavement to cave in.

The issue is not expected to reoccur and is seen as a one-time incident only.

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