Car removed from Schenectady sinkhole

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Emergency crews have removed a car from a sinkhole at Eastern Avenue and McClellan Street.

The car went into the sinkhole late Monday afternoon.

A NewsChannel 13 viewer sent us a photo. The driver was already out of the car when the viewer got there, they said.

However, trying to remove the car was tough, because it was leaning on a gas line.

National Grid had to come in and take care of that line before the car was removed, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy said.

The good news, no one has been seriously hurt, and no one is in danger. However, the woman driving the car was taken to Ellis Hospital for observation.

“We’re very lucky. The driver sustained no serious injury, and it’s a stable situation,” said McCarthy. “We’re working with the fire department, police department, National Grid to remediate it in a safe and timely manner.”