Sinkhole St. Louis
© UnknownSinkholes across the US have been doing major damage.
Litter was the least concern of Jersey City residents opposed to trash in the streets when a garbage truck got stuck in a sinkhole early Wednesday morning, police said.

At 1:24 a.m., a garbage truck from Industrial Waste Management got stuck in a 4-by-2 foot sinkhole on Woodland Avenue between Lembeck and Greenville avenues, a police report says.

The truck, which had its driver's side rear wheels stuck in the hole, was pulled out by a private tow truck, the report said, adding that an axle on that side of the garbage truck was damaged.

A water main was broken during the incident, the report says. United Water spokesman David Johnson said crews were repairing the six-inch main yesterday.