Northumberland County – Central Pennsylvania Sinkhole

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A large sinkhole opened on Spring Street in Locust Gap, a township of Mount Carmel in Northumberland County, Central Pennsylvania, on July 26.

Fenced off by security tape to warn people to stay away from the area, the sinkhole formed after record-breaking rains poured down Central Pennsylvania over the last five days. This caused flooding in many areas, disruptions in traffic as well as power outages in the region.

Widespread flooding was linked to two fatalities when vehicles were trapped in high waters. One person was reported missing. People were asked to be cautious while near creeks or rivers. Authorities also warned them to stay away from waterlogged roads.

To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Northumberland County, check these Pennsylvania Sinkhole Maps.


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