Crews worked through the night to restore water, fix sinkhole off of McKnight Road

Some people in Ross Township were without water for a time after a sinkhole opened last week off McKnight Road. Residents of the Waldorf Apartments were some of those impacted. Crews said they're working quickly to fix the massive sinkhole because it's a public safety issue. Subscribe to WPXI: Connect with WPXI online: Download our FREE apps:

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some people in Ross Township have not had water since Tuesday morning, and it's partially because of a sinkhole that opened last week just off of McKnight Road.

Residents of Waldorf Apartments don't have water, in addition to not being able to use McKnight Circle to access their buildings.

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Crews have been working around the clock to fix the sinkhole and restore water to residents.

Ross Township officials said they are working to fix this so quickly because it is a public safety issue for people who drive in the area, shop in nearby stores, and eat at nearby restaurants.


"For our worker's safety that is something we have to do," said Michael Funk, the public works director for Ross Township. "We're working with all utilities to make this a safe project. That's a 20-foot ditch there."

Work is expected to wrap up Friday night.

The sinkhole opened during heavy rain that moved through the North Hills.

McKnight Circle is closed while the sinkhole is being fixed.