Landslide leaves 2 homes in New Jersey on the brink of falling into the Delaware River

Associated Press

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.

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Engineers on Wednesday were evaluating the effects of the landslide.

Chris and Lynne O'Dell tell The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1HtaRsa ) that they fear they might have to pack up and move within a few days.

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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Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, http://www.nj.com/times