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Sinkhole opens in New Port Richey days after being filled

Days after the Pasco County sinkhole was filled, it reopened.
A sinkhole is seen along Little Road at the intersection of Spring Haven Boulevard Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in New Port Richey. The hole was filled on Jan. 7, but on Monday material already started to collapse, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management.
A sinkhole is seen along Little Road at the intersection of Spring Haven Boulevard Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in New Port Richey. The hole was filled on Jan. 7, but on Monday material already started to collapse, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jan. 14, 2021|Updated Jan. 14, 2021

A sinkhole in New Port Richey reopened Thursday afternoon one week after a repair company filled the hole, according to Pasco County Emergency Management.

Darrell Hanecki, 62, of New Port Richey, takes a photograph of a sinkhole with his cellphone along Little Road at the intersection of Spring Haven Boulevard Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in New Port Richey. The hole was filled on Jan. 7, but on Monday material already started to collapse, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management.
Darrell Hanecki, 62, of New Port Richey, takes a photograph of a sinkhole with his cellphone along Little Road at the intersection of Spring Haven Boulevard Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in New Port Richey. The hole was filled on Jan. 7, but on Monday material already started to collapse, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

The hole was filled on Jan. 7, but on Monday material already started to collapse, according to the department. As it reopened, the sinkhole grew to about 50 feet wide. Previously it was about 46 feet wide and 130 feet deep.

A sinkhole is seen along Little Road at the intersection of Spring Haven Boulevard Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in New Port Richey. The hole was filled on Jan. 7, but on Monday material already started to collapse, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management.
A sinkhole is seen along Little Road at the intersection of Spring Haven Boulevard Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in New Port Richey. The hole was filled on Jan. 7, but on Monday material already started to collapse, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

The sinkhole, along Spring Haven Boulevard, is on private property whose contractor is working to fix the hole, the department said. A southbound lane of Little Road near the depression is closed.