Crews fix sinkhole, clean campground after flooding

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Bobcat rolled down a hill Thursday at the Old Mill Steam Campground, pushing away stones.

The campsite, which is on Route 30 in East Lampeter Township, took on quite a bit of water Wednesday during a downpour.

“It just hung over our heads for probably close to two hours and just dumped buckets of water on us,” said Rick Stammel, general manager of Dutch Wonderland, with which the campground is affiliated. “That’s probably one of the worst storms I’ve seen as far as intensity goes.”

Stammel told ABC27 News that crews brought in 12 tons of stone to fix what flood waters tossed around.

“We had crews in starting at 6 a.m.,” he said. “They were doing recovery work not only in the campground but the park as well. We had a lot of washed out stone, a lot of washed out landscaping.”

No one was hurt during the intense storm.

Less than a mile away on Thursday, workers also repaired a sinkhole on the access road between Route 462 and Route 30.

PennDOT officials said an old drainage pipe took on too much water, which caused the hole.

Also nearby, ABC27 News found a storm drain that was covered after the rain.

David Phillips the assistant chief of the Lafayette Fire Company said the covered drain was concerning.

The Lafayette Fire Company was the department that responded to calls of flooded drivers on Route 30 Wednesday.

Phillips told ABC27 News with more rain in the forecast, it’s a good idea to keep storm drains clear.

“If it’s on your property, or close to your property, it’s a great idea,” he said.

Phillips said it only takes a few minutes to keep storms drains clear.

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