Sinkholes are Lehigh Valley’s version of tsunamis. Sure, everyone freaks out about snow because they’ve had two hour delays because of a quarter inch of snow since they were five, but sinkholes, holy shit. Lehigh Valley loves sinkholes.
We are all gonna die. One sinkhole opens up and we might as well have Virgil writing our last days.
A family was forced to leave its home in Northampton County on Sunday after a gaping sinkhole swallowed part of the property. The pit is now making life uncertain for folks who live nearby.
Crews think a break in a sewer line in the area of 2nd Street and Wilson Avenue in Bethlehem Township may be to blame for the sinkhole.
Officials estimated it’s 100 feet wide and more than 10 feet deep, but there really won’t be any answers until Monday when Geotechnical Engineers can get on site and analyze the area.
“I was walking my dogs and when I came around the corner I seen the big hole and then I seen my lawn that it’s going to go more.”
For homeowner Doris Jenkins a peaceful Sunday morning quickly turned into a nightmare.
“The side of the house is sinking in too, it’s shifting,” explained Jenkins. “And we have cracks in the walls and stuff.” SOURCE: WFMZ.com
Ok, so, no bullshit, that seems to be a big sinkhole. If I lived near it, I’d start putting together Transformer bed sheet parachutes just in case.
And, btw, I am not a sinkhole expert, no matter what people may lead you to believe about the validity of this blog. I write about crap and then people yell and stuff for some reason. Chillax.
The closest I’ve come to a sinkhole is when I visited the Archbald Pot Hole when I was a kid and they were like, “Icebergs.” I was like, “This place smells like bad decisions.”
In any event, if you live near a sinkhole, go over to your in-laws house for a weekend until you realize falling into a deep hole isn’t the worst thing that could happen in your life.
Also, “spelunking.” Only because I love that word. “Spelunk THIS, baby Jessica.”
If you get that reference you get 12 extra Internet xp pts today