8-foot deep hole in Shenan­doah street to be re­paired


SHENAN­DOAH — A deep hole at East Cen­tre and Em­er­ick streets in the bor­ough will be re­paired in the near fu­ture, bor­ough of­fi­cials said Tues­day.

Mo­torists driv­ing in the area can see con­struc­tion horses and yel­low tape sur­round­ing the hole to keep cu­ri­ous on­look­ers away and mo­torists at a safe dis­tance.

For­mer Shenan­doah Bor­ough Man­ager Joseph L. Palu­bin­sky said the hole, now about 8 feet deep, opened last year and was filled in and re­paired, but about two weeks ago the hole opened up again.

“It hap­pened last year and they thought they had the prob­lem cor­rected but it seems to be a cul­vert prob­lem,” he said.

“You need some­body to go down there and do some more ex­ten­sive con­crete work.”

The col­lapse, he said, is be­lieved to be caused by a cul­vert or other drainage pipe that was con­nected to an old sewer project that was in that area.

Palu­bin­sky said bor­ough street crews and en­gi­neers were at the site to de­ter­mine the best way to re­pair the hole once and for all.

“The en­gi­neers are out so­lic­it­ing quotes from third-party con­trac­tors to have it re­paired,” he said.

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