A sinkhole in Pennsylvania causes an evacuation

12.29.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Half of the 12 feet wide and six feet deep sinkhole had been filled in with stone last night.

The Bethlehem fire chief says final repairs and a top coat will be delayed.

The sinkhole swallowed part of a street Wednesday.  

Several houses were evacuated due to the smell of natural gas.  

A gas worker was sent to the hospital for minor injuries.
 
Kevin Landis with the Bethlehem Fire Dept. says a newspaper carrier reported the problem before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, after hearing a hiss and seeing water leakage.