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Pasco depression, still growing, causes one-lane closure of Little Road

The depression was 9 feet deep on Wednesday. It is now an estimated 130 feet deep.
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Published Oct. 10, 2020
Updated Oct. 10, 2020

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County officials have shut down one lane of Little Road because of a nearby depression that had grown to 130 feet deep by Saturday afternoon.

Pasco Emergency Management officials said in a release that the depression was 46 feet wide and was extending close to Little Road. Earlier in the week, the depression caused the closure of the Varsity Club sports bar — which has since re-opened — and Spring Haven Boulevard.

The county was first made aware of the hole on Monday, said county spokeswoman Tambrey Laine. It had grown to 30 feet wide and 9 feet deep by Wednesday and then 37 feet wide and 70 feet deep on Thursday. No homes are currently at risk.

County officials said that an engineering firm was hired to do underground testing at the site on Saturday.

The results of the testing will not be made available this weekend unless there are major developments, according to the release.