Sinkhole forces Spring Hill residents to evacuate homes

This sinkhole opened up near Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way in Spring Hill on Saturday. Photo by Bryan Farrow
This sinkhole opened up near Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way in Spring Hill on Saturday.Photo by Bryan Farrow
Published July 20 2014
Updated July 20 2014

SPRING HILL — Residents were forced to evacuate three Spring Hill homes Saturday afternoon because a sinkhole about 40 yards across and 30 feet deep formed near their homes, authorities said.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office received a call around 5:20 p.m. describing a possible sinkhole near Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way.

When deputies arrived it was about 25 yards wide by 30 feet deep, and authorities asked the residents of three homes to evacuate.

The hole increased to 40 yards wide in the ensuing hours, but the residents of two homes were later allowed to return to the houses.

No injuries were reported.

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