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Possible sinkhole opens on North Tampa road

TAMPA — A deep hole began to open Wednesday afternoon in a roadway as a car was over it, authorities said.

A 2010 Nissan Versa was on the pavement when the hole on 138th Avenue east of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard started forming, Hillsborough County deputies said. The driver accelerated, and the car's tires were damaged from the broken pavement. The driver was not injured.

Deputies closed the westbound lanes of 138th Avenue. The hole is about 6 feet wide and more than 30 feet deep.

City of Tampa crews responded to the scene because the cave-in was over a 36-inch city sewer line. Crews were repairing the roadway and investigating the cause of the hole while traffic was being detoured.

Possible sinkhole opens on North Tampa road 06/12/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:19pm]
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