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Water main repaired at Bethlehem sinkhole

Published On: Dec 30 2013 04:12:33 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 30 2013 05:54:19 PM EST
Massive Bethlehem sinkhole

Massive Bethlehem sinkhole


The water main break that caused a massive sinkhole in Bethlehem was repaired by Monday afternoon.

The sinkhole opened Sunday on East Market Street, between New and Center streets.

Once repairs were completed on the main, crews started to flush the sinkhole to determine the extent of erosion, said David Brong, the city's water and sewer resources director.


He explained crews applied flowable fill to the hole to close any voids and to make sure nearby structures are stabilized.

Brong says crews were trying to finish all repairs by Monday night, but may need until tomorrow to finish everything.

At least two homes have been damaged by the sinkhole.

A boil water advisory remains in effect for ten residences.

The Soup Kitchen at Trinity Episcopal Church at 44 E. Market St. won't be serving meals until at least Thursday.

The soup kitchen serves an average of 150 people every weekday. For many, it is the only meal they have every day.