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A bus got stuck in a Tempe sinkhole after a water main broke Wednesday morning near Apache Boulevard and McClintock Drive, according to officials.
Tempe officials used a crane to pull a bus out of a sinkhole after a water main broke Wednesday morning near Apache Boulevard and McClintock Drive.
The crane arrived around 4 p.m. after two attempts to remove the bus with tow trucks failed. The crane latched around the vehicle's back tires and pulled it out of the hole about an hour later.
The bus, with 12 people on board, was traveling northbound on McClintock late Wednesday morning, when the driver noticed water on the street, said Lt. Mike Pooley, a Tempe police spokesman.
The water then caused a sinkhole in the road and the back right side of the bus fell into the hole, he said.
The passengers and the driver evacuated the bus through the side windows, Pooley said.