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29 Harrisburg families lose utilities due to sinkhole, asked to evacuate

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The City of Harrisburg has asked 29 families to leave their homes because of a sinkhole that collapsed Monday night as a result of an eroded 90-year-old sewer pipe.

The city's Department of Public Works on Tuesday afternoon recommended the immediate evacuation of affected residents at addresses from 2102 to 2163 North 4th Street.

City spokesman Robert Philbin said the sinkhole has resulted in a prolonged loss of water, gas and sewer services to the neighborhood.

The American Red Cross has set up a temporary emergency shelter at the Pine Street Presbyterian Church, at 234 South Street.

The sinkhole collapsed at around 11 p.m. Monday and is the second on North 4th Street this week.

A six-ton city trash truck became stuck when its rear wheels collapsed into the first sinkhole Monday morning.

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