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Getting Results: Massive Sinkhole Takes Over Handicapped Parking Spot

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Fox 29 is working to get results in South Philadelphia.

That's where a man faces unique challenges every day.

Now, things are getting even more difficult because a huge hole has opened in his handicapped parking spot.

He says he's tried to get officials to do something about it, but has had no luck.

Fox 29’s Thalia Perez checked it out.

"It's been two months that I’ve been calling. Well, we're busy. I know you're busy, but this is a dangerous hole here," said Victor Alberici.

Alberici says he's been complaining to the city about the growing hole that's taken over the handicapped parking spot he uses on Woodstock Street.

"I can only get in half the car or less because of the hole," Alberici said.

The hole measures about 4 to 5 feet wide and 2 feet deep and because of it his front end is out of the spot.

He says a neighbor dropped this crate inside for fear someone might not see the hole and get hurt.

Fox 29 reached out to the Water Department, who deals with sink holes, and the Streets Department who repairs streets. Both referred us to the other agency with a Water Department spokesman saying they've inspected it and it's a Street's Department issue.

"The hole is getting worse and should be fixed as soon as possible," Alberici said.

On Tuesday, Fox 29 spoke with a Street's Department public relations supervisor, and they say the giant hole will be repaired this week.

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