Subsidence, Matson Ave


August 16, 2007

As per local media -

A 60 foot hole opened up near the porch steps of a house on Matson Ave in Wikes-Barre. It is known that water from a nearby creek seeps into the mines. It is not known if this caused it. The City is trying to fix this and see if State and Federal money is availabe fix this. The homeowner had no mine insurance.

It was said the Pine Ridge Colliery operated mines here.

(Actually I think it was a 6 foot hole opening where a 60 foot shaft was.)

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