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Police car gets stuck in sink hole on country highway

Gareth Parker
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Police officers from the Wheatbelt had a big surprise last night when their car got stuck in a sink hole on Great Eastern Highway near Merredin.

It’s believed a burst water pipe caused the sink hole to form.

Merredin Police Acting Senior Sergeant Andy Galbraith said the officers thought they were driving through a puddle but got more than they bargained for.

“What they thought was a puddle, turned out to be a five metre by three metre sink hole, and that they were currently stuck in their police car in the middle of the highway,” he said.

“No damage was done to the police officers or the police car.”

Main roads are at the scene this morning and are hoping to have the road repaired by lunch time.

“There is some ongoing traffic management out on Great Eastern Highway that is probably causing some delays to both eastbound and westbound traffic” Senior Sergeant Andy Galbraith

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(Photo: Wheatbelt District – WA Police Force/ Facebook.)

Gareth Parker
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