Sinkhole opens on Shiloh Avenue in Bellevue

Wednesday was what most would call a bad day for one garbage truck driver.

First, the truck was stopped on Shiloh Avenue in Bellevue when, according to Bellevue DPW supervisor Todd Giammatteo, the driver felt the back of his truck sink. The truck turned out to be in a sinkhole that measures about three feet deep and three to four feet wide. The driver was able to get the truck out without assistance, however, and continued on his route, only to get stuck once again when the truck snagged a tree on Maple Alley, bringing it down on top of the truck.

Giammatteo said the DPW is looking for the source of the water responsible for the Shiloh sinkhole, and plans to bring in a company on Friday to televise the adjacent sewer and utility lines.