A week later, Kensington sinkhole repair continues

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For a week, many on the 2300 block of Boston Street in Philadelphia's Kensington section have been without water and no gas. (WPVI)

For a week, many on the 2300 block of Boston Street in Philadelphia's Kensington section have been without water and no gas.

It was all shutdown after the road opened up and a sinkhole big enough to swallow two cars formed.

One of those cars belonged to Alyssa Banks.

"The city sent me a claims form to fill out," said Banks.



Banks says she is still working with the city to get that straightened out.

"They think if they pay my insurance deductible that should be good and I don't agree," said Banks.

Banks says luckily the water and gas at her home have been on and off, but some of her neighbors had to leave for the week. With little ones at home, she says they had no choice.

"Yeah they've been gone since last Sunday. No heat no water," said Banks.

The good news is there is an ending in sight.

In a letter given to residents Saturday, the water department says gas services should be completely restored by Sunday and water services should be completely back sometime next week.

They expect repairs to the street to be completed the following week, if the weather cooperates.

With all the work being done, it wasn't an ideal Sunday morning.

But neighbors like Alyssa say they've made it a week - what's a few more days?

"You just work around it. It's crappy, but it is what it is," said Banks.
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