Quantcast

Trash hauler gets wheels stuck in sinkhole - abc27 WHTM

Dauphin County

Trash hauler gets wheels stuck in sinkhole

Posted: Updated:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The wheels of a Harrisburg trash hauler became stuck in a small sinkhole Monday morning.

City spokesman Robert Philbin said the six-ton city trash truck was on a scheduled pick-up when the rear wheels collapsed into the hole near North 4th and Maclay Streets at around 7:30 a.m. Monday.

North 4th Street was closed between Maclay and Woodbine streets while the truck was lifted by a crane and the sinkhole was filled. The truck was removed at 3:30 p.m.

Philbin said the incident was apparently caused by soil erosion beneath the street surface resulting from a damaged water pipe connection.

He said the break could result in an increased risk of microbial contamination to residents in the neighborhood. Affected residents were notified door-to-door to boil their drinking water.

Philbin said work at the site will continue throughout the night. Water and gas services have been shut off during the repair.

Powered by WorldNow