BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Township officials say a sewer main leak was the cause of a sinkhole that damaged a home in eastern Pennsylvania, forcing a family to evacuate.

The Express-Times of Easton reports ( http://bit.ly/15Kj3jP) Bethlehem Township officials say the leak has been stabilized and is no longer a threat to the neighborhood. The residents of the home have moved back in after being evacuated Sunday.

Fire officials say the hole remains open, but contractors are expected to fill it starting Wednesday. The sinkhole is an estimated 25-30 feet wide and 10-12 feet deep.

Fire marshal Steve Gallagher says sewer main work had been done in the area recently to repair problems that had caused other sinkholes. Sunday's damage was caused by a secondary leak in the same main.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com