Collapsed pipe causes sinkhole in Penbrook

(Image 1)

A bump in the road could be a sign of something much more serious.

That was the case in Penbrook, where crews spent the day Thursday repairing a sinkhole in the middle of Forney Street.

The hole was caused by a collapsed 30-inch storm sewer drain, but no one knew it was there until a trash hauler felt a bump in the road that wasn’t there before and then found an 8-inch hole.

He notified the borough, and crews then uncovered a 7-foot hole under the street.

The pipe is around 70 years old, and two feet of it caved in.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s