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Township working to fill in sinkholes after being alerted by CBS 21

Updated: Tuesday, January 14 2014, 06:22 PM CST
Reported by: Kyle Rogers

WEST MANCHESTER -- Township officials have reached out to a contractor to fix a sinkhole that formed near West Manchester mall.

CBS 21 News alerted the officials and nearby businesses of the sinkhole which formed between an old Giant store and Meineke Garage near Rodney Road, West Manchester Township, York County. 

“This one is pretty big and you can’t even see the bottom because it’s filled up with water,” said Ben Ramsey, who co-owns the Meineke location with his brothers. 

Concrete slabs fell into the ground from the manmade waterway which carries water from a nearby creek. 

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Ramsey. “It’s a pretty big hole so I’m not even sure how they’re going to get equipment back here to fill it,” he said.
Steve Callahan with West Manchester Township’s public works department said a contractor has been called to fix the sinkhole for Wednesday afternoon.

Callahan sent a member of his staff to check out the sinkhole after a phone call from a CBS 21 News reporter. 

While the sinkhole is not affected nearby roadways, Ramsey describes the sinkhole as about 12 to 15 feet deep with water gushing below ground and towards nearby businesses. 

Callahan added sinkholes are prevalent in the surrounding area.  
Township working to fill in sinkholes after being alerted by CBS 21

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