Car drops into sinkhole in parking lot on Route 35

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This Sinkhole opened up in a parking lot on Route 35 in Wall Township Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

WALL TOWNSHIP — A car partially fell into a 6 feet by 15 feet sinkhole at 1901 Highway 35  yesterday, prompting an evacuation and a response from local responders and utility companies.

The cause of the sinkhole is still under investigation at this time, police said.

Wall Township police responded to a report of a sink hole that developed about 30 feet from the rear of Cycles 54 bike shop. 

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“A parked car, with no occupants, had its front tires partially in the sink hole. The car was subsequently removed without incident,” police said in a press release.

Police said the building was temporarily evacuated, however there was no structural damage to the building.

Responding to the scene was: West Belmar Fire Department; South Wall Fire Department; New Jersey Natural Gas; Wall Township Department of Public Works; Wall Township Fire Bureau; Wall Township Building Department; Wall Township Water Department; South Monmouth;

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