Ephrata residents evacuated for sinkhole to return home Thursday

Courtesy of Ephrata Police Department
Courtesy of Ephrata Police Department

EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) – Residents of an Ephrata neighborhood will finally return home after a sinkhole forced them out for weeks.

According to Ephrata police Chief William L. Harvey, no structural damage was observed and sub-surface conditions are stable for residents to return on Thursday, Dec. 1 at noon.

The sinkhole, which grew to about 30 feet wide and more than 20 feet deep, opened on West Pine Street and Park Avenue back on Nov. 9. A total of 19 people were evacuated out of two apartment buildings.

Paving on the road is scheduled to begin on Dec. 7.

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