The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission told ABC7 that the sinkhole was caused by a broken sewer line, which it expected would take one or two days to repair. The Los Angeles times reported that the sinkhole measured 12 feet long and nine feet deep.

At a time when Silicon Valley is groaning under the weight of bloated tech startups with high burn rates that can’t or won’t IPO, stuck in a unicorn fantasy that may very well be on the brink of collapse, it could be tempting to view this Uber-sinkhole incident as a metaphor.

Sometimes real life is even weirder.

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