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Jun 09, 2021

Route 35 Building Evacuated After Sinkhole Develops in Parking Lot

Courtesy of Wall Township Police Facebook page

On Tuesday, June 8 at 12:26 pm, officers from the Wall Township Police Department responded to 1901 Route 35 for a large sinkhole in the rear parking lot of the commercial building.

The on-scene investigation revealed that a sinkhole developed approximately 30 feet from the rear of the building. The sinkhole was approximately 15 feet across by 6 feet deep.

A parked car, with no occupants, had its front tires partially in the sinkhole. The car was subsequently removed without incident.

The cause of the sinkhole remains under investigation.

The building was temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure. There was no structural damage to the building as a result of the sinkhole.

The following agencies responded to the scene: West Belmar Fire Department, South Wall Fire Department, New Jersey Natural Gas, Wall Township Department of Public Works, Wall Township Fire Bureau, Wall Township Building Department, Wall Township Water Department, South Monmouth Regional Sewage Authority, Wall Township Health Department and Wall Township OEM.