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Northampton County

Sink hole swallows PPL utility truck in Bethlehem Township, PA

November 21, 2014 at 9:50am

At 00:20 Friday morning, Chief 17-54 radioed Northampton County Radio that a PPL utility truck was in a sink hole and the driver was trapped at 1827 Hampton Road near Norfolk.

Stations 14 and 17 were dispatched. 17-54 advised that the truck was on top of a 4 inch high pressure gas line. He had two engines secure a water supply from nearby hydrants.

Homes within 300 feet of the incident were evacuated to nearby fire houses.

UGI worked the area in securing the gas in the area. It was reported that a water main had broke in the area. The PPL truck found the break.

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