Work continues hours after sewer line collapse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Work continued Wednesday morning where a sewer line collapsed under a charter bus near the state Capitol at State and Susquehanna streets.

Capital Region Water crews said the hole will be fixed by Wednesday evening.

The collapse happened around lunchtime Tuesday while the bus was stopped. None of the 65 passengers on board were injured.

When the hole first opened Tuesday, it was 15 feet long and seven feet wide. As of Wednesday morning, the hole was 30 feet long and 10 feet wide. Crews had to make the whole bigger for the repairs.

In the hole are sewer pipes and a Verizon line. Verizon showed up Wednesday morning.

When Verizon is finished, Capital Region Water will fill the hole with stones and lay a temporary pavement.

The company said drivers and residents who use State Street regularly should not worry about another collapse. They believe it was an isolated incident.

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