FOX 29 Gets Results: Sink Hole On Philly Road Gets Filled

FOX 29 Gets Results: Sink Hole On Philly Road Becomes Dangerous Eyesore

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BEFORE: The sink hole on 200 block of East Wellens Street quickly became a dangerous eyesore for neighbors. BEFORE: The sink hole on 200 block of East Wellens Street quickly became a dangerous eyesore for neighbors.
AFTER: After a call by FOX 29, a crew from the Philadelphia Water Department came out to place this metal plate over the hole. AFTER: After a call by FOX 29, a crew from the Philadelphia Water Department came out to place this metal plate over the hole.
PHILADELPHIA -

A sink hole measuring 5 feet in diameter and at least 3 feet deep has sat in front of the Olney home of Carmen Perez for a week.

Perez says last week, a white van rolled over the area on the 200 block of East Wellens Street and suddenly it all just caved in.

Perez tells FOX 29 the Philadelphia Water Department was out the very next day to make repairs but she says they never came back to finish the job.

Over the past six days, Perez says the hole kept getting bigger and deeper. Cars now maneuver slowly around it as they crawl down the block.

Block captains tell FOX 29 they've called the city but haven't been able to get any help.

For neighbors, it's not just an eyesore but also a dangerous hole in the street.

FOX 29's Bruce Gordon called the water department around 12 p.m. Monday and within two hours a crew was back at the scene to install a huge metal plate to cover the hole.

Perez was there to watch.

"I'm glad that it's fixed. I'm glad, thank you!" she said.

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