Heavy rain causes sinkhole in Palmyra

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Nine homes were evacuated Friday morning when the heavy rains caused a massive sinkhole in Palmyra.  The hole on East Cherry Street is 8 feet wide and 12-15 feet deep.  Palmyra Police say homes 300-322 are the most impacted by the sinkhole.  Officers were called to the scene just before 7 a.m. Friday.  The sinkhole caused a chimney to fall on top of the house next door.

Palmyra officer, Peter Mathews says UGI shut off the gas as a safety precaution.  This will ensure the lines are protected and there are no leaks in the area.

Officers say the insurance company will assess the damage.