Massive Sinkhole Nearly Swallows Home In Pennsylvania

by Michael Mosher on January 25, 2017

CHELTENHAM Twp., Pa. (CBS) — A massive sinkhole opened up in a Cheltenham Township neighborhood and crews are now out to repair a water main that burst this morning.

The sinkhole opened up in front of two homes on Brooke Road in Cheltenham, extending into the street, so a stretch of sidewalk is in the hole.

In front of the house to the right, half of the front lawn collapsed into the ground.

The house to the left, most of the driveway was swallowed into the earth with a big tree that looks like it’s holding up the rear of a white pickup truck that didn’t fully fall in. The front tires of the truck are grasping the pavement that’s left above ground.

Neighbors could not believe what happened.

Cindy says, “Oh my God, it’s so scary. Very frightening.”

“When I turned the corner, because my house is around the corner, I could hear the rushing water,” says Kurt.

Aqua America Officials say a six inch main broke and because of repairs, around 60 homes do not currently have service.

 

 

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