New Jersey homes at risk of falling in river after landslide

A landslide has left two homes in New Jersey on the brink of falling into the Delaware River.

Erosion has been a problem for several years for some homes in Florence. But the recent rain has created a hole that is growing larger.

Engineers on Wednesday were evaluating the effects of the landslide.

Chris and Lynne O’Dell tell The Times of Trenton that they fear they might have to pack up and move within a few days.

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Lynne O’Dell says, “Every time it rains, I cringe.”

The O’Dells suspect an old sewer system that runs from the street into the river 70 feet below is to blame.

They filed a claim against Burlington County. But a company working for the county has denied the claim.

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