Charleston (SC) Fire Apparatus Too Heavy for Road

A Charleston Fire Department truck had to be pulled out of a hole in the road it created when it rolled over a weak spot.

According to fire officials, the truck was stopped at the intersection of Radcliffe and Smith streets when the road gave way. One of the truck’s tires got stuck in the hole.

Charleston Water officials said a water main under the road broke around 10:30 p.m., but probably started as a leak in a six-inch main under Radcliffe Street.

The fire truck was towed out of the hole. There was minor damage to the truck, fire officials said, but the truck is still in service.

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