Sinkhole in Harrisburg Sheds Light on Infrastructure Problems

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A super sized sink hole in Harrisburg is a dramatic sign of the city’s infrastructure problems. The sinkhole opened Monday on 4th Street and forced people out of their homes. Thursday, it grew again when a backhoe digging in it caused it to open. State Representative Patty Kim is calling Harrisburg’s eroded pipes which caused this pit, a ” Ticking Time Bomb”.

What’s underground is the main concern  Harrisburg Public Works Director Kevin Hagerick says there are 40 other sink holes throughout the city covered with metal plates.

State representative Patty Kim and State Senator Rob Teplitz coming out to see the sink hole. They asked for the state to help pay for repairs and called on the Governor to obtain federal transportation money to help the cash strapped city.

As of Friday afternoon the plan was to put in temporary water lines by next week. But sewer lines and final repair won’t be finished for a month.

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