Sunday, September 23, 2018
Public safety

UPDATE: Spring Hill sinkhole leaves one home still evacuated

Times staff

SPRING HILL — UPDATE, 10: One home is still evacuated while Hernando County workers secure a sinkhole in Spring Hill, Hernando County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Denise Moloney said.

Residents were forced to evacuate three homes Saturday afternoon because the sinkhole about 40 yards across and 30 feet deep formed near their homes, authorities said.

The 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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