NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The area surrounding a large sinkhole in Queens has been secured after it swallowed a car.

The sinkhole was spotted early Thursday morning on 70th Street in Maspeth.

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Officials say the vehicle that fell into the hole was unoccupied.

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City Councilman Robert Holden says police and firefighters were on the scene along with NYC Water and National Grid to make sure the sinkhole didn’t affect any critical infrastructure.

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