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Crews work to fill 12-ft sinkhole in Whittier

Crews are still working to fill up a large sinkhole that opened up in South Whittier on Tuesday.

January 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Crews are still working to fill up a large sinkhole in the 13900 block of Coteau Drive in South Whittier.The 12-foot crater opened up Tuesday night, nearly swallowing a small parked car.

No one was hurt and firefighters later hoisted the car up to the ground.

About 250 people from nearby homes and apartment buildings were evacuated, but they were all able to return to their homes.

There's still no official cause, but the recent rains may have eroded the soil beneath the street.