WEST ORANGE, NJ - If you've been wondering why part of the Macy's Parking Lot at Essex Green has been blocked off by police for the past week or so, the answer comes in the form of a fairly large sinkhole, estimated to be about 15 feet wide, below the surface of the parking lot.

Addressing the issue is expected to be very costly, and ascertaining who is responsible and how the situation will actually be resolved is currently under discussion.  However, it is expected that it will take some time before repairs begin, and the parking lot will remain closed due to the dangerous condition that currently exists.

The Alternative Press will provide updates as they become available.