Philadelphia neighborhood worries sinkhole will swallow their cars on Keim Street

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A sink hole in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood fears their vehicles will be swallowed.

At the 2400 block of Keim Street Monday morning, neighbors said a city vehicle was almost engulfed by the asphalt pavement. Now a crater remains.

“It’s been a long time since it’s been like this,” Randy Garcia told Action News while speaking in Spanish.

“And today a truck went over that spot and then the ground caved in under the truck,” Garcia continued. “The situation on the street is getting worse and worse.”

Walter Stinette agreed, saying, “The street has always been dirty, rats everywhere. My basement (is) always flooded because of that street,” Stinette said.

Neighbors say the road has been under repairs for more than a year and the road was closed just six months ago.

On Monday, a United States Postal Service truck was unable to move up and down the street, and neither was normal traffic, including vehicles providing city services, such as garbage trucks.

The Philadelphia Streets Department said it was working to find more information about the problem.

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