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Massive Sinkhole On Overbrook Street

Generic photo of sinkhole. (credit: CBS3)

Generic photo of sinkhole. (credit: CBS3)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A massive sinkhole is causing major disruptions after opening up on a West Philadelphia street Friday afternoon.

63rd Street near City Avenue in Overbrook is closed indefinitely as crews work to replace the sinkhole.

The sinkhole, which is approximately 25×25 feet, opened up around 3 p.m. Friday.

Officials were forced to close 63rd Street between Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and City Avenue.

The Philadelphia City Streets Department will be repairing the sinkhole. After the sinkhole is repaired, a PennDOT contractor will prepare the roadway for resurfacing, which could take several days.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

Reported By: Steve Beck, CBS 3

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