Video: Incredible footage of sinkhole opening up on city street

Gaping: The sinkhole as it opens up
Gaping: The sinkhole as it opens up

A sinkhole opening up on a street has been captured on camera.

Usually we only see the aftermath but this time we get to see the bizarre sight of a road disappearing into the earth, being replaced by a gaping hole.

The incident happened in a city called Madera in California and while they are still not sure exactly the cause of the sinkhole it is thought recent rains in the area are to blame.

The hole eventually reached 12 to 15 feet across and had a drop of almost 20 feet into a sewage line.

Scary stuff.