HOBOKEN, N.J. (NBC) — A water main burst in Hoboken on Monday, turning an intersection into a pond and creating a large sinkhole that swallowed a car.

A 12-inch pipe near First and Clinton streets burst at about 6 a.m., authorities said. Water from the main flooded one block and caused a sinkhole that which engulfed a parked car.

Utility workers spent most of the morning getting the car out of the sinkhole. Once the car was removed, they began trying to repair the broken main.

“I went to get breakfast and on the way back we couldn’t see the car so for a little bit we thought they towed it away,” said car owner Phil Snyder. ” As we got closer we could see the rear end of the car sticking out of the ground.”