Archive for the ‘Sinkhole’ Category
A sinkhole about 25 feet wide and at least six feet deep has opened up on a road inside a Boca Raton neighborhood.
The sinkhole formed sometime late Monday on Burning Tree Lane, not far from the Town Centre Mall between Military Tr. and St. Andrews Blvd. It was smaller yesterday, but a school bus managed to get stuck in it during a large rain and flood event. There were no reports of anyone injured and a tow truck ultimately got the bus out.
The sinkhole had grown overnight, but appears to be stable at this point…
Five people died when a 10 metre (33 feet) wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese boom town neighbouring Hong Kong, local authorities said Tuesday.
… The sinkhole formed just outside the Huamao Industrial Park in Shenzhen on Monday evening, at a time when many factory workers would have been changing shifts, according to the website of Beijing-based newspaper the Guangming Daily.
The state-run Shanghai Daily newspaper said that rescuers saved one man.
Reports said it was unclear how many people had fallen into the hole in total, but the search was continuing on Tuesday.
Sinkholes in China are often blamed on construction works and the country’s rapid pace of development. …
According to an alert from Snellville Police, a sink hole has occurred on Scenic Highway south of Henry Clower Boulevard in the north bound lanes. It is reportedly 8 feet deep and covers the whole of the right turning lane.
Snellville Police Lt. McKinney told Patch that a Walton EMC truck was driving on Scenic Highway and saw the road just open up in front of him.
Fortunately, he was able to avoid the hole and contact police.
A forklift operator was swallowed by a 10-foot-deep sinkhole when the floor of the New Jersey warehouse where he was working gave way underneath him. The hole was described as being about 40 feet by 40 feet wide.
Officials said the man was rescued and taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the fall into the hole in East Rutherford Monday afternoon.
The warehouse, Which stores nonperishable food, was evacuated after the floor collapsed.
Rescuers said the forklift helped protect the man, shielding him from being crushed when he fell.
A sinkhole growing in a Northside neighborhood has one homeowner worried her house will be swallowed next.
The sinkhole is just feet away from Hattie Ford’s home in the 4800 block of Donnybrook Avenue.
“It keeps getting worse and worse,” said Ford.
According to Ford, the hole started small a few months ago but has grown so much it’s causing cracks on her driveway and on the road.
Ford says the city has brought out cement blocks to fix the problem but she still needs more help.
“I don’t want to be like the one in Tampa, I don’t want to go down with it,” said Ford.
A large sinkhole that caused the closure of the southbound lane in the 2300 block of South Sprigg Street earlier this month still could be growing.
“We’re checking it every day,” said Tim Gramling, director of the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department. “We’re seeing cracks appearing in the pavement. If the cracks get closer to the center line, we’ll have to shut down that part of the road to traffic.”
According to Gramling, the sinkhole was created with the rising and falling of recent floodwater in the area. …
Sinkholes have been a major problem along South Sprigg Street. From April 2011 to April 2012, part of the road was closed and had to be rebuilt because of sinkholes that resulted from the flood of 2011. Gramling said the road also experienced sinkholes during flooding in 2007.
“I think the best solution is to build a bridge on South Sprigg,” he said. “Of course, that will require a lot of money.” …
“We can live with the road being one lane,” said Steve Leus, manager of the Buzzi Unicem USA …
“It’s kind of disheartening, but it could be much worse,” he said. “I think the road may be OK if the river goes down more.” …
A sinkhole large enough to drive a car into discovered in Benton County just East of Pea Ridge.
… Coming in at more than eight feet deep, it was one of the largest sink holes these crews have ever repaired.
It happened on Twelve Corners Road off Highway 72 near Pea Ridge…
The road department warns more sinkholes could form in the future. …
A FAMILY had a lucky escape after a sinkhole suddenly opened up in front of them — and swallowed their car.
Father Alimu was driving his wife and three children home in Hetian, western China when the road collapsed and their car fell in.
Unable to open his door, Alimu and his wife were forced to clamber into the back and escape with their children.
Over the next 30 minutes the sinkhole gradually got larger until the car almost disappeared. It was eventually pulled out using a crane, covered in mud.
Authorities said there used to be an air raid shelter below the road and heavy rain caused the cave-in.
Evansville drivers watched as a small pot hole, turned into a much bigger sinkhole.
The sinkhole is at the intersection of Delaware Street and Sixth Avenue.
The part is expected on Monday and the work should begin on Tuesday.
The 10-foot hole is at the corner of Old Canton Road and Crane Boulevard.
Tax-paying residents haven’t gotten answers from their elected officials, so they contacted 16 WAPT News for help.
“The city isn’t doing anything to this. We haven’t seen a truck out here working on this in I can’t tell you how long, and this has been going on for months,” resident Anthony Puckett said.
Barricades were placed at the corner of Crane Boulevard and Old Canton Road, but Puckett said that’s not enough.
“I’m concerned for these cars, especially at night,” Puckett said. “They don’t know what these barricades are for, and if they come tumbling down, it’s going to be too late.”
In a heated mayor’s race, Puckett had a message for Chokwe Lumumba and Jonathan Lee.
“You all need to forget these politics, and get something done,” Puckett said.
Chris Mims, the spokesman for the city of Jackson, said officials are aware of the sink hole and plan to take the problem to the City Council, so that it may approve emergency repairs. Once approved, the hole would be fixed within two weeks, Mims said.