The families displaced by the sinkholes in a Pennsylvania neighborhood last week are still waiting for word on when they can move back home. The sinkholes popped up after road construction and heavy rains may have combined to cause these sinkholes, according to PennLive on Oct 14.
Fox News live on Tuesday morning report that the sinkholes have swallowed a utility pole and the area is still considered unsteady ground. The network of several sinkholes under one area of town has displaced nine families.
Engineers are still studying the area and they will then make recommendations to remedy the problem. Palmyra, PA. police department was not available for comment, but a Lebanon County dispatcher said crews are still working at the scene along Cherry Street on Monday, were the several sinkholes are located.
The Red Cross is assisting families with lodging and supplies, so the families are not out in the cold, but they still want to go home as soon as they can. Sinkholes have become prevalent in the news this year.
A Florida man was swallowed up by a sinkhole as he slept in his own bed at the beginning of the year. The sinkhole opened up under his bedroom and took him and the contents of his room into the bowels of the earth.
The man was never found. The house was flattened and a memorial for the man was constructed on the property.