It’s sinkhole time around the US!
This time, 30 people have been evacuated from their homes threatened by a giant sinkhole that swallowed a truck in Bethlehem Township, Pa.
After the sinkholes that opened up in Pasco, Florida, it is now time for Pennsylvania to experience collapsing ground. The incident started around 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 on the 1800 block of Hampton Road in Bethlehem Township as utility crews were called to scene for a water main break. And this is not the first time!
But just after they arrived, a huge hole opened up underneath a PPL utility vehicle. The truck sank right away into the hole and came to rest on a 4-inch high-pressure natural gas line.
Luckily, the line was not ruptured and there was no gas leak.
As a precaution, officials evacuated all homes within a 300-foot radius.
The driver of the truck was able to get out safely and was not hurt. The truck was removed several hours later.
It is still unknown when gas service will be restored and when residents will be allowed back in their homes.