PITTSBURGH (AP) — A water main break has caused a sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in Pittsburgh and cut service to dozens of homes.

Pennsylvania American Water Co. says the 30-inch main line was installed in the 1960s. It broke just before 9 a.m. Monday and was affecting customers in the city's Overbrook and Carrick neighborhoods.

No injuries were reported when a pickup truck and a trailer fell into the resulting sinkhole. A homeowner says his residence was also knocked off its foundation by the rushing water.

The water company says 10 homes have been damaged and about 50 customers have completely lost water service.

The main could take as long as a day to fix and even customers who didn't lose service may experience lower water pressure as a result.

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