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Huge sinkhole opens up on road in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Huge sinkhole opens up on road in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Santa has more than stockings to fill on Wordsworth Lane.

A huge sinkhole opened this week on the Lopatcong Township road — nearly in the same spot where the earth almost swallowed a snow plow in 2015.

“I keep having visions of some ‘Far Side’ cartoon,” 63-year-old Dave Thomas quipped Friday evening as workers tended to the maw at the end of his driveway. “We’ll either be living on top of a tiny spike of land … or in the middle of a lake.”

Mayor Tom McKay estimated the hole was 20 feet wide and eight to 10 feet deep when it opened Thursday morning, fortunately before any school buses went down the road.

Residents said the water company, Aqua New Jersey, was fixing a leak in the water main on Wednesday that lead to the bigger problem.

Source: Huge sinkhole opens up on road in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

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