In Palmyra, it is not a question of if a sinkhole will open up, it is a matter of when and where.
The latest sinkhole happened at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions. Snow removal crews discovered it around 11 p.m. Sunday.
The sinkhole is right across the street from the Sinkhole Saloon on Route 422.
thing when I pulled in, I saw a news van in the parking lot so I
assumed a sinkhole opened up," said Chris Uecker, general manager of the
The sinkhole is in front of the old shipping dock, which is now a maintenance shed. Part of the building collapsed.
a sinkhole opened up? No. It's Palmyra. It's gonna happen. You just
hope no one gets hurt when it does," Uecker said.
one is hurt. Officials are trying to figure out exactly how much damage
is done and how much this will affect business, if at all.
Sinkholes are a common occurrence across Palmyra, especially on this stretch of Route 422.
an unfortunate byproduct that gives free advertising for us," said
Uecker. "We're actually named because of all the sinkholes. It made
sense. It fit Palmyra. We wanted to make sure we fit Palmyra, too so
that's why it was named the Sinkhole Saloon."
To get an idea how often sinkholes happen here, just take a look inside. Newspapers articles line the wall.
never a surprise when one happens, but it's definitely annoying,
especially when the one at the main entrance opens up. We have to
re-route traffic. They have to go through the back entrance or pull in
at the bank down here. It definitely affects business," said Uecker.
are trying to figure out what caused the sinkhole. There has been some
talk of a possible underground pipe leaking, but officials are not
totally sure that is what it was.