Harrisburg leaders to talk sinkhole at public forum tonight

Written by Megan Lello and the Associated Press | Jan 4, 2013 4:00 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Harrisburg city leaders are holding a public meeting this evening to address the massive sinkhole that's displaced dozens of residents and disrupted water, sewer, and gas service in the area.

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Mayor Linda Thompson, the city Department of Public Works, Harrisburg's Bureau of Codes, and the American Red Cross will be on hand to talk about street repairs to the 21-hundred block of North 4th Street.

The sinkhole partially swallowed a construction backhoe yesterday, after opening up Monday morning and giving way to an even larger hole.

A city spokesman has said Harrisburg must install new water and sewer lines, which could take up to five to six weeks to work.

The forum will take place at 6p at Trinity Church of God on North 4th Street.


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