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Subsidence is Filled in Lackawanna County

Posted on: 8:11 pm, March 20, 2012, by , updated on: 01:48pm, March 21, 2012

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The mine subsidence that opened on a road in Peckville last Friday is now filled.

It took seven full-size concrete trucks and two dump truck loads of stone to fill in the hole on Keystone Avenue.

Crews had tried to fill the hole on Monday with concrete from seven full-size concrete trucks but it was too deep.

According to PennDOT officials the hole was 50 feet deep and 28 feet across.

Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection were inspecting the basement of a house directly in front of the hole to see if the structure was safe. Homeowners said the D.E.P. still needed to conduct more tests as of Tuesday night to see if the residence was safe.

There is no word when the road will reopen.

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