Water main break creates sinkhole along Florence’s Arno

May 25, 2016 3:45 PM

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FLORENCE, Italy — An underground water main break along Florence’s picturesque Arno River has created a 200-meter (yard) -long sinkhole that buried dozens of parked cars.

Firefighters asked residents of nearby palazzi to evacuate voluntarily, as there was no water or lighting in the area. Hours after the pre-dawn break, authorities were trying to determine Wednesday whether the weakened asphalt could withstand the weight of a crane to extract the waterlogged cars tha...

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