Greensburg – Westmoreland County Sinkhole in Pennsylvania

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A massive sinkhole opened off Route 30 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on July 16, 2019.

With an estimated depth of 40 feet and a diameter of around 50 feet, the sinkhole opened between Route 30 and Towne Square Drive, affecting traffic and establishments located at Greensburg Commerce Park.

One lane was closed, though PennDOT said there were no plans to close Route 30. According to Woody Weissinger, owner of the property, the hole started on Thursday when a pipe collapsed underneath the ground which was part of Route 30. It then became huge enough to swallow a bus. It is believed that the pipe was installed in the 1950s.

Weissinger is coordinating with PennDOT to fix the problem, but the sinkhole can still grow and make matters worse as forecasts indicate more rain to come in the area.

To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Pennsylvania, check this Pennsylvania sinkhole map.

Sources:

www.wpxi.com

pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

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