How Does Philly’s Trolley-Disrupting Sinkhole Compare With This Week’s Other Famous Sinkholes?
The mid-Atlantic got soaked with rain this week, making sinkholes, sinkholes everywhere! How does Philly stack up with some of the region’s other famous sinkholes?
Here’s the four-foot monster that disrupted SEPTA trolley traffic today:
RT@KeeleyFox29 4 foot deep & growing sinkhole right between Septa Trolley tracks forcing bus detours 5800 Landsdowne pic.twitter.com/eOPMUrIqnT
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) May 2, 2014
That’s big! However….
CBS Boston reports: “A miniature horse was rescued after getting stuck in a small sinkhole on Friday in South Chatham. Around 6 a.m., someone found the 15-year-old horse trapped in a hole that was about three or four feet deep.” Firefighters dug a ramp to let the mini horse escape on its own, without injury to anything but its feelings.
And that’s big. However, Baltimore has us all beat. Wait to the end:
Pedantic people say that’s more a mudslide than a sinkhole. We say: We still don’t want to fall in. Baltimore wins.