WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Utility crews were called in to fix a massive water main break in Worcester Wednesday.

The early morning break sent freezing water gushing into the street and caused a large sinkhole on Shrewsbury Street that swallowed up a Department of Public Works dump truck.

The truck was being loaded up by a backhoe when the soggy asphalt gave way.

No injuries were reported and the truck has since been removed.

Area businesses were left without water and were forced to close for the day.

“It’s been real quiet today,” said Ben Sotiriou who works at Victory Bar & Cigar. “Not too many people coming in off the street especially with it being blocked off, all the work they’re doing.”

Those who live nearby say they are dealing with similar issues.

Water is expected to be restored anywhere from 10 p.m. to midnight.

As the clean-up process continues, drivers are being urged to avoid the area. Paving work will get underway on Thursday.

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