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Emergency crews called out after recycling truck gets stuck in Calgary sinkhole

Calgary fire crews were called out to the community of Glendale shortly before noon Tuesday to help rescue a recycling truck from a sinkhole.

CFD Public Information Officer Carol Henke says fire crews got the call at around 11:30 a.m. to an alley behind Grove Hill Road.

When they arrived, they found a recycling truck with one wheel stuck in the hole and a break in an oil line on the truck.

Emergency crews on scene told Global News the hole was about two metres across, over a metre deep and filled with water.

A Calgary Hazmat team was called out on Tuesday (May 7, 2024) to help clean up an oil spill after a recycling truck got stuck in a large  sinkhole. Global Calgary

A hazmat crew was called in to help stop the leak and clean up the spill.

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Henke says a tow truck also had to be called in to extract the recycling truck from the sinkhole.

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There were no injuries.

The City of Calgary says emergency repair efforts are underway to restore water service to the 17 homes that have been affected.

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