On the afternoon of Thursday, January 11 2018, Ephrata Borough Public Works personnel were working on West Pine Street between Terrace Ave and Park Ave. The crew was in the process of removing the asphalt above the suspected water main break. This action exposed a significant underground void. Based on the experience at this site, borough staff has suspended any further activity and has requested a hydrogeologist to assess and provide recommendations for repair. The street remains closed, and security measures are in place until construction grade fencing can be installed.