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A driver drove her car into a sinkhole in Annandale Monday morning, while trying to avoid a tree downed during the winter storm, Fairfax County police said. The aftermath of the accident was captured in a video posted on Facebook by Fairfax Connector.
Police said the 23-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Hummer Road shortly after 7 a.m., when she veered around the tree just south of Pleasant Way. The front end of her car plunged into the water-filled hole and the vehicle was flooded.
The woman was not injured in the crash. Police believe the sinkhole
was caused by a water main defect.
“It’s not that uncommon with all the freezing and thawing,” said Lucy Caldwell, a Fairfax County police spokeswoman.
A parked Cadillac fell into a 20-foot-by-10-foot sinkhole early Friday morning.
The impact of the falling car shook nearby homes. One resident said she thought it was an earthquake.
“It shook the house,” said Shamika Wooten, who lives on L Street. “I was standing up and it lifted me up.”
She says the incident happened at about 5:30 AM Friday near the corner of 1st and L streets.
Water service has been restored to businesses on a stretch of Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills, and a partial road closure was expected to end Saturday evening, after
a broken water main resulted in a large sinkhole on the street, authorities said.
Water began to leak through a rusty four-inch hole in a cast-iron pipe about 9 a.m., officials said.
The water undermined the street and then created a sinkhole. ….
A broken water main flooded several homes Friday and
created a sinkhole that partially swallowed a fire truck, authorities said.
The East Bay Municipal Utilities District water main broke shortly before 7 p.m. in the vicinity of Seven Hills Road and Santa Maria Avenue, sending rivers of water past front yards and into homes as neighbors scrambled to save their possessions.
An Alameda County Fire Department truck dispatched to help dig trenches to channel the waters away became a casualty when the street beneath it collapsed, swallowing one wheel of the 40,000-pound vehicle in a …
Crews had to fish for David Williams’ Cadillac Friday morning.
“I came over here to find that my car was in a hole,” said Williams.
Williams got a phone call from his dad around 5:30 a.m., telling him his car had been swallowed by a sinkhole.
“I’m heartbroken. I’m sad. That was my baby. So, I don’t know what to do now,” said Williams.
Emergency crews responded to check a deteriorating sewer line.
“The top of the sewer line that’s running through there was flowing and took the dirt out from underneath the asphalt, and it could have been going on probably a few months. It just took the dirt away and eventually the asphalt gave way,” said Bakersfield Streets Superintendent Michael Connor.
Connor says that type of deterioration is found in older concrete lines, eroded by gas from the sewer line. The crews routinely check underground lines, but say it’s difficult to predict where problems will be.
“Hard to say because anything that’s underground is really hard to know. I’ve seen voids under the ground with a hole that’s the size of a quarter on top and 13 foot deep and 13 foot round below,” said Connor.
Connor says because the sewer line didn’t burst, it’s running normally. He says no one in the neighborhood is affected. Except for Williams, who hopes the city will replace his Caddy.
“Or if it’s able to be fixed, fix it,” said Williams.
A sinkhole opened up on a street in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties section Thursday morning.
Larissa Derzhko, who lives on the 900 block of North Randolph Street, tells Action News the issue started last Friday when she noticed she has no water.
The Water Department told her that her lateral line was leaking, that it would cost her $2,500 to repair, and that crews would come out and make the fix. She said OK but tells us the Water Department kept putting the work off.
Then this morning, neighbors heard hissing before the street opened up, pulling a pickup truck down inside the large hole.
The Water Department says homeowners
are responsible for lateral lines, which are the lines that run from the water main to the house.
Neighbors tell Action News that back in May there was a sinkhole on the same block.
Crews from the Water Department are on the scene.
A Port Charlotte road could remain closed for up to a year after a culvert running beneath it collapsed, causing the pavement to buckle and making the road impassable.
Simply replacing a culvert costs about $1 million. Add in the repairs now needed to Kenilworth Boulevard, and the bill may be quite a bit higher.
The price plays into the time to fix it – the county says that, at the moment, they just don’t have the funds.
Kenilworth isn’t a main road, so the effects on traffic are confined to residents of the immediate area…
The collapse doesn’t come as a complete surprise. The county started an extensive water structure replacement project in Port Charlotte in 2000 because many of the drainage pipes are failing.
So far, 26 of the 40 targeted have been replaced.
A sinkhole opened in front of a Kansas City business Wednesday afternoon.
The hole appeared outside the Siemens Energy building in the 4400 block of East Front Street
after a 12-inch water main break early Wednesday morning.
The hole is about 30 feet across and up to 7 feet deep, crews said. It’s partially filled with water.
Crews worked into the night to stop a leak and fill the hole it caused on Boone Ridge Road Tuesday.
The road is now passable.
That hole in the 200 block of Boone Ridge opened up underneath the back end of a garbage truck Tuesday, but the truck was able to be driven out of the hole.
The hole has been filled rocks that must settle before blacktop can be applied. Good weather will determine when the hole can be paved.
A water leak is blamed for a hole that opened up underneath a garbage truck on Boone Ridge Road Tuesday.
The hole is in the 200 block of Boone Ridge and is about 15 feet wide and 15 feet deep.
The back end of the garbage truck dropped into the hole but it was able to drive out of it.
A Johnson City water department crew is searching for the leak that caused the collapse. The Sullivan County Highway Department is also working at the scene.
Giant craters were ripped out of roads in southern Italy and buildings sank into the ground after a major landslide tore through a small town.
At least 45 sinkholes have been reported in Armala in Kaski District of Nepal.
Sinkholes in Armala VDC of Kaski district have displaced more than 50 families in a week.
Sinkholes have swallowed several houses including household belongings like tables, chairs, kitchen utensils, and gas cylinders.
Nearby Riverdel School has also been closed due to the threat of sinkholes, Ujyaalo Online reported.
Geologists have concluded that Kaski, Nepal sinkholes have been caused as
a result of haphazard construction of buildings. …