Sinkhole in 49ers' stadium parking lot swallows up cars


The hits keep coming for the 49ers. 

A 25-foot-wide sinkhole outside of Levi’s Stadium swallowed two cars in the commuter parking lot on Thursday:

You hate to see it.

NBC Bay Area reported the sinkhole had been caused by crews working on the area to repair a 12-inch recycled water pipe that had burst, causing a flood. The City of Santa Clara Water and Sewage Utilities said the pipe broke late Wednesday night.

Repairs are expected to conclude sometime on Friday, according to the city.

Even if the repairs take longer than expected, the 49ers head out on the road this weekend to take on the New Orleans Saints.

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It’ll be an interesting matchup, nonetheless. Both teams haven’t lived up to the preseason hype, though the Saints have won five straight games. 

The 49ers of course will be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle, who both are on injured reserve, joining a long list of banged up players for San Francisco.

Perhaps a sinkhole in their parking lot isn’t the worst thing to happen to them this season.

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