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Officials keeping a close eye on a sinkhole in Hackettstown

Published On: Feb 01 2014 08:46:39 AM EST

Sinkhole in Hackettstown


Officials in Hackettstown, New Jersey say they are are keeping a close eye on a sinkhole that opened on Thursday after a water-main break.

The big hole is in the 100 block of College View Drive and the sinkhole continues to grow.

It is estimated to be about 40 feet wide.


A building inspector determined that one of the buildings nearby is unsafe and two other homes are damaged.

An engineer will be on the scene to check out the area.