BURLINGTON (CBS) — A sinkhole opened up under a car in the parking lot of the Burlington Mall just after 3:30 Thursday afternoon.

The Burlington Fire Department said the sinkhole formed when the pavement buckled as the result of a water main break.

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Emergency crews on the scene surrounded the vehicle with cones in the section of the parking lot near Sears.

The mall was closed at 5 p.m. due to water problems caused by the break in the main. The owner of the car was working inside the mall when the announcement was made.

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“So we’re all like closing the register, cleaning out the store, and then we just like left and went to the parking lot,” says Kelly Gordon. “And that’s when I saw my car.”

Kelly had joked about the situation until she went out to the parking lot. “I was really, really mad and then I started crying when I got on the phone with my dad,” she says.

Crews were working to fix the water main break late Thursday night and a spokesperson says the mall will be open at the normal time on Friday.

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