Sinkhole opens on Mt. Oliver street

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MT. OLIVER, Pa. —

Nearly two dozen customers are without water and part of a road is blocked off after a sinkhole opened up in Mt. Oliver Saturday morning.

Channel 11’s Lori Houy reported the sinkhole opened on Arlington Avenue at Frederick Street.

Workers are at the scene directing traffic, which is being detoured.

A contractor at the scene told Houy the hole looks small, but there’s a big gap underneath.

“The hole is so deep a person could crawl under the ground, that’s how far it goes in,” said Kevin Payne.

Officials estimated 20 customers are without water. They said service should be restored by 5 p.m. Saturday.

“The water shut off immediately,” said Lucia Conn. “I ran to my faucets to see if I could save some water but it was gone, just brown water.”