Big sinkhole opens near Dade City

Published Aug. 23, 2013

DADE CITY — A sinkhole that's about 30 feet wide and 30 feet deep opened west of Dade City amid Thursday afternoon's heavy rains, authorities said.

The hole is in the rural area of where Jessamine and Jim Denney roads intersect, east of Interstate 75 and west of Dade City.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said it also had received reports of flooding in Darby and Wesley Chapel.

Flooding was also reported in the area of the northbound lanes of I-75, south of State Road 54, which is under construction.