Thursday, May 2, 2013

SINKHOLES: APRIL 2013 (updated)

Updated on April 29
(April 29) A hole in Henrico, Virginia, is growing and could soon swallow a woman’s home. The homeowner had to be rescued last Friday, when she fell into the gaping sinkhole head first. It has been nearly a week since Tammy Young was pulled from the sinkhole in her yard; crews worked for 30 minutes to retrieve her. Since that time, Young says she doesn’t feel any better about the problem. (Source)
(April 29) The wet weather is wreaking havoc across Cornelius, North Carolina. Crews are working to fix a sink hole caused by all of the rain. The ground gave way Sunday night when workers were trying to fix portions of Old Canal Street. (Source)
(April 29) Traffic may be backed up due to a sinkhole on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 197 in Rockbridge County in Virginia. (Source)
sinkhole-feeder-road - houston
(April 29) A sinkhole appears to be growing in southwest Houston in Texas. It’s located in the parking lot of 1211 South Loop West Freeway near the entrance of SuitMart. As of Monday night, the sinkhole was approximately five feet by five feet. (Source)
(April 29) A sinkhole on Detroit’s west side has cut off water to one Detroit neighborhood. (Source)
(April 29) A water main broke underneath a San Ysidro street in San Diego, California, creating a sinkhole and forcing the closure of a stretch of the drenched street. (Source)
(April 29) A truck fell into the sink hole on Dobson Street in Evanston, Illinois back on April 18 and repairing the street is going to take a couple more days yet. (Source)
(April 28) A sinkhole in Cape Girardeau in Missouri may be getting bigger. Police are warning people not to get to close to the sinkhole to avoid any potential injuries. (Source)
(April 27) A sinkhole opened in a road in Taylorsville, Utah. The hole is about 6 feet wide on the surface, but under the asphalt it’s about 20 feet deep. (Source)
Council Bluffs Sinkholes
(April 26) One neighborhood in Council Bluffs in Iowa has a sinkhole problem. People in the area say they have been dealing with it for the last seven years and they want it fixed before more damage is done or someone gets hurt. (Source)
(April 26) The damage caused by the sinkhole on Folsom off Stadium Drive forced the city Boulder to shut down Folsom between Colorado Avenue and Taft Drive near the University of Colorado on Thursday morning. (Source)
(April 26) A sinkhole opened Thursday evening at Lehigh and 31st streets in Allentown, Pennsylvania, closing part of the intersection and snarling traffic in the area. (Source)
West End sinkhole
(April 26) Henrico County firefighters in Central Virginia have left yellow tape around a West End hole after a homeowner was trapped. (Source)
McGavock Pike SInkhole
(April 26) A 10-foot-deep sinkhole shut down a stretch of McGavock Pike in Donelsonm, Tennessee on Thursday evening. (Source)
(April 25) Work is underway this week to fill a large sinkhole in Tennessee – on the Oak Ridge High School soccer field. (Source)
(April 24) Evening traffic on Highway 50 in Ontario, Canada, should be back to normal after the Region of Peel completed repairs to a sink hole that snarled early morning traffic Wednesday. (Source)
Chillicothe Country Club Sinkhole
(April 24) A sinkhole — about 10 feet across and 10 feet deep — has emerged on the links of Chillicothe Country Club in Ohio. (Source)
(April 23) Sinkhole swallows a man’s car in Saskatoon, Canada. (Source)
(April 23) A large sinkhole near in inner north-western suburbs of Adelaide in South Australia has swallowed a stobie pole. (Source)
(April 22) A large culvert on Mines Road in Lowell, Vermont washed away from the heavy rains that took place late Friday. Vermont State Police says 3 people in 2 different cars were driving on the road early Saturday morning. Neither driver saw the hole that was about 30 feet across and 15 feet deep. Both cars landed at the bottom of the hole. The two drivers and a passenger were taken to the hospital, including one who fractured an arm. All have been released. (Source)
(April 19) A sinkhole at the intersection of Evans Road and East Morgan Street in Perris, California opened when a water line broke. (Source)
(April 19) A woman walking her dog was rescued Thursday night after she fell into a sinkhole in West Lafayette in Indiana. (Source)
(April 19) The intersection at North Main and Mulberry streets in Rockford, Illinois, is closed because of a sinkhole. (Source)
(April 19) A man said he may have the first sinkhole ever recorded in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The 3-foot by 3-foot hole in the 900 block of Saugatuck Trail is “pretty deep.” (Source)
(April 19) A highway near North Bay in Ontario, Canada, was closed Friday after a sinkhole opened on the road before 3 a.m. (Source)
(April 18) A sinkhole that swallowed three cars on the Southeast Side in Chicago and injured one person was caused by an old water main that gave out. (Source)
(April 17) A sinkhole was discovered Tuesday on the Tailings disc golf course in Iron River, Michigan. (Source)
(April 15) City officials say a water main break is the cause of a sinkhole the size of a small car that happened on the south side of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. (Source)
(April 15) A sinkhole opened late last week on the property of SunTrust Bank in downtown Suffolk, Virginia. Cracks and sunken areas seen in the background also appeared in the last week. (Source)
(April 14) A sinkhole approximately 18 inches wide opened up on Sango Road in Clarksville, Tennessee, causing part of the roadway to be blocked off. It is not the first time for a sinkhole to appear in the road, and the recurring issue leaves local residents irritated. (Source)
(April 14) Nearly five feet wide and eight feet deep, a sinkhole on Princess View Drive in Allied Gardens is slowly growing. Neighbors estimate it first appeared two to three weeks ago, but they say the city of San Diego has not done anything more than put up a few orange cones and flimsy traffic barricades. (Source)
(April 12) U.S. 224, between Ohio 598 and 99, could be shut down for at least a week because of a growing 30-foot-deep sinkhole along the shoulder of the road. (Source)
(April 12) People who live in and near two Quebec City buildings evacuated Thursday after a sinkhole appeared in a nearby parking lot say they’ve noticed problems with the ground in their neighbourhood for years. (Source)
(April 12) A large sinkhole could endanger two homes in a neighborhood in Forestdale in Alabama, but Jefferson County authorities can’t do anything about it because it’s on private property, said two residents of the area. (Source)
(April 12) A massive sinkhole measuring 7 feet wide and 30 feet deep has formed outside Penn Hills High School in Pennsylvania. (Source)
(April 12) Hillsborough County officials in Florida are investigating a possible sinkhole found this evening outside a Thonotosassa home. In the area of the depression, there are two holes. One hole is two feet in diameter and the other one is one foot in diameter. Both holes appear to be greater than 15 feet deep. (Source)
(April 11) A 40-foot-deep hole that was only about 18 inches across opened up in the Beneficial Bank parking lot in Deptford Twp in New Jersey. (Source)
(April 11) A sinkhole has opened on Muench Street in Harrisburg, Central Pennsylvania, forcing the road to be shut down. (Source)
(April 11) A large sinkhole opened up on Bay Avenue, in Ocean City, South Jersey, causing a possible gas leak. (Source)
sinkhole-collapse-central russia
(April 10) A sinkhole measuring nearly 85 meters wide and 15 meters deep engulfed three houses in a town outside Russia’s fifth-largest city Nizhny Novgorod as some residents of the small village were slumbering. (Source)
(April 10) Heavy rains are the most probably cause of a 100-metre deep sink hole that appeared near Marvão in Upper Alentejo in Portugal on Tuesday evening. (Source)
(April 9) A West Knoxville teacher may be forced into bankruptcy because of a sinkhole in her yard. What you can see on the surface, a six foot by six foot hole, is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s what you don’t see below Debra Petersen’s home in Tennessee that’s causing one side to sink slowly into the ground. (Source)
(April 9) Citizens of Samara live in daily fear of the ground disappearing beneath them. Dozens of holes have sprung up across the city in recent weeks. The sinkholes have left a trail of devastation and reportedly claimed one life. They may look like stills from an apocalyptic horror film, but these images have become a daily reality for residents in a Russian city. (Source)
(April 8) A homeowner in Dodge County, Georgia, is concerned about his safety after another sinkhole forms in the middle of his pond sucking down the water and dirt. (Source)
(April 8) A man in Bleckley County, Georgia said a sinkhole that swallowed a pond on his property is now big enough to put a whole house in. The hole measures about 90 feet across and could be as deep as 50 feet. (Source)
(April 8) A large sinkhole has led to the closure of 8th Street between 5th and 6th avenues in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. (Source)
(April 6) Public works are investigating how a four-foot hole appeared in the pavement of a Highlands neighborhood street in Denver, Colorado. (Source)
(April 5) Could long cracks on a street in Bermuda Dunes in California cause a sinkhole? (Source)
(April 5) There are two crevices slowly expanding on each side of the street at the intersection of Riverwood Drive and Arbor Drive in Cottonwood subdivision in Franklin, Tennessee. (Source)
(April 4) A water main break caused a sink hole and flooding in Lighthouse Point, Florida. (Source)
(April 4) Officials say explosive concentrations of gas have been found in soil underneath two homes and a shed in the Bayou Corne community near a large sinkhole. (Source)
(April 4) Another sinkhole in Hillsborough County, Florida. A Ruskin family with children was forced to evacuate to a friend’s home after a sinkhole opened up behind their home.  (Source)
(April 4) A sinkhole appeared three weeks ago along Bagley in the alley next to the popular Mexican Village restaurant in Detroit. The hole is more than a foot wide and about 15 feet deep. (Source)
(April 4) A Bank of America branch in Georgetown, South Carolina, damaged by a sinkhole almost a year-and-a-half ago is closing its doors. (Source)
(April 4) A section of Northwood Avenue in Palmer Township in Leigh Valley, Pennsylvania, will be closed for several days due to sinkhole repairs. (Source)
(April 3) Sinkhole-plagued neighbors in Palmyra Pennsylvania, seek county’s help. (Source)
(April 3) A sinkhole at Woodlands West Apartment complex in Knoxville, Tennessee, has some residents concerned after a portion of a truck fell through the pavement. (Source)
(April 2) On Tuesday, officials in Hillsborough County released a video that shows the massive size of the deadly Florida sinkhole. The video shows the 60-foot-deep pit in the middle of the room where Jeff Bush was sleeping when the ground opened. A contractor took the video before the Seffner, Florida home was leveled by maneuvering a long pole equipped with a camera through the window of the bedroom. (Source)
(April 2) Road crews said no one was harmed when a sinkhole opened up in 1600 of Villa Avenue in Sioux City, Iowa. Water breaks in the area reported in early February had caused lots of undermining and damage to the streets, which crews believe is what caused the sink hole to appear. (Source)
(April 2) A sink hole in south Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, created quite the scare for one man. The rear of his truck fell into a hole. (Source)


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