Crane used to remove vehicles from sinkhole at Lancaster outlet mall

A crane is used to lift vehicles from a sinkhole at Tanger Outlets in Lancaster Pa., shortly after midnight Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The sinkhole opened in the parking lot of the outlet Friday afternoon trapping several vehicles. (Blaine Shahan /LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

LANCASTER – Vehicles stranded in a large sinkhole that opened up in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania outlet mall have been removed with the help of a crane.

At least six vehicles were engulfed by the sinkhole that opened at Tanger Outlets just east of the city of Lancaster at about 4:45 p.m. Friday.

LNP newspaper reports that a worker tethered to a tower ladder from Lafayette Fire Company climbed into the sinkhole and connected the cars to the crane.

All vehicles had been removed by about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. A fence has been set up closing off the area around the sinkhole.

A woman was reportedly in one of the vehicles when the sinkhole opened, but no injuries were reported.

Lancaster is about 70 miles west of Philadelphia.

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