Relentless Fla. sinkhole reopens
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFTS) - Call it the sinkhole that just wouldn’t quit.
The gaping hole opened up in October. After three months, officials tasked a private company with filling it. But the repair didn’t last.
This week, the sinkhole reopened. It now measures 50 feet wide, 130 feet deep.
According to the county, Tampa-based Basic Engineering was hired to make a fix, but within four days, the fill materials collapsed back into the hole.
Basic Engineering has not responded to calls asking what went wrong.
Despite the sinkhole expanding 4 feet closer to nearby Varsity Club, the sports bar remains open for business.
The sinkhole is on private property and contractors are working on a new solution.
Until the situation is remedied, authorities are keeping an eye on the area, including traffic activity.
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