Geologist discovers 4-foot 'throat' at scene of sinkhole

BERN TWP., Pa. - Crews returned to the scene Friday of a 30-foot sinkhole and water main break in Berks County.

A geologist inspected the pit in the unit block of Allison Road. He said he found what's called a "sinkhole throat."

He said these throats commonly open up in sinkholes, and this one was large but easy to fix.

"There's several ways of doing that," geologist Eric Grindrod told 69 News. "A lot of times, you're just using fabric to keep the soil from washing in and large-diameter stones."

Crews are still working to repair the rest of the sinkhole, which was discovered after a water main broke early Thursday morning. Officials said the extreme cold weather is to blame.

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