Neighbors in one McKeesport neighborhood said their concern about a gaping hole is growing and causing a safety hazard for children in the area.
Neighbors who live on Windsor Street said the hole has been widening for weeks, and they’re demanding it gets fixed soon.
“I called (WPXI), and I called the city last night when I walked by and saw more bricks falling in,” Wayne Cardiff said. “Fix it at least before it gets worse. Bricks continue to fall in.”
The hole is several feet deep and the erosion extends several feet under the sidewalk and road. Water is also flowing through the crater.
Neighbors said they’re worried a small child could fall into the hole, which is only protected by plywood.
Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo contacted the city of McKeesport and was told the issue is not their responsibility, and it belongs to the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County – which owns the water lines.
Late Thursday afternoon, the Water Authority arrived and discovered a service line leading to Cardiff’s house had ruptured.