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Sinkhole Swallows Up Road, Stop Sign Near King of Prussia Mall

Sinkhole opens up across the street from Mall Boulevard

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    A water main break left a hole in the road and sidewalk across from the King of Prussia Mall Tuesday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)

    A sinkhole opened up near the King of Prussia Mall Tuesday morning causing potential traffic troubles and knocking out water service to some customers.

    Police alerted Aqua Pennsylvania of the break along Shaffer road, near Dekalb Pike (across the street from the popular mall), around 8:45 a.m., Aqua said.

    SkyForce10 captured the large hole, which swallowed up part of the roadway, a stop sign, sidewalk and grassy area at the entrance of a parking lot.

    A 6-inch service line to a nearby commercial property had broken apart from a 12-inch main, causing water to flood the hole, Aqua said.

    The break impacted about 20 customers along Shaffer Road, Aqua said. Service was later restored.