Ruptured sewer line causes sinkhole, sewage spill near Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- There was a big mess near Boyle Heights Friday as a 95-year-old sewer line collapsed and created a massive sinkhole at the intersection of 6th Street and Mission Road.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to save a car that was about to fall in and crash into gas lines below.

It could've been worse.

Clean-up crews rushed out to stop thousands of gallons of sewage from flowing into the nearby L.A. River.

It's expected to be at least a week before Mission Road reopens.
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