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Engineers: Rain making sinkhole in Bethlehem Twp. worse

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 13 2013 05:31:21 AM CDT

Crews working to stabilize a massive sinkhole in Northampton County say today's rain put a damper on the recovery effort.

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. -

Crews working to stabilize a massive sinkhole in Northampton County said Tuesday's rain put a damper on the recovery effort.

The hole opened up over the weekend near Second Street and Wilson Avenue in Bethlehem Township.

Since then, officials said it's grown to about 100 feet wide and 40 feet deep. Other smaller holes have also opened up in the area.

Engineers told 69 News that they spent Tuesday working to stabilize the sinkhole, but the rain caused it to open up even more, so they'll be back out on the scene again Wednesday.