Line break in Bridesburg sinkhole

February 5, 2009 2:35:41 PM PST
A sinkhole that opened last week in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia is causing new headaches for residents there.The new problem erupted in the 2700 block of Croyden Street Thursday morning, as a problematic sinkhole started filling with water.

It had been covered with boards after it opened last week when a sewer line broke and caused the sinkhole to open.

This morning, the hole started filling with water, after underground water lines were broken by contractors trying to original problem sewer line.

For hours, residents in the area were without water.

"It's horrible," said Corine Williams. "It really is horrible, it's disgusting having to live out of water jugs. I mean, something's got to be done."

"They shut the water off in the house, and I don't know what's going to happen now. This has been ongoing for years on this street," said Dave Plocharski. "One end starts caving in, they patch it, they do the other end, they go down, they patch that, and the whole street, you can see, is one big patch."

Unlike last week, this time, residents there did not get any water in their basements.

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