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Jan 19, 2015

A sinkhole caused a road closure in Louisville’s California neighborhood.

MetroSafe said the sinkhole was reported in the 1500 block of Saint Catherine Street, near California Park, just after 1 p.m. Monday.

Crews from Louisville Water and the Metropolitan Sewer District blocked off the road to repair the issue.


… any “watermain brake” or sewer collapse? Or, abandoned mine shaft?.. anything? Or nothing… just open earth. 

When such situation happens, then the article is few sentences, and without “philosophy”.

Jan 20, 2015

A local farmer discovered a small sinkhole 4-meters wide and 3-meters deep in their field and is thought to have been caused by the earthquake.

Kitikaew Kanthong, assistant village headman of Dong Mafuang village, reported the sinkhole to authorities and requested it to be surveyed, as sink holes often can become bigger and the ground integrity may have been compromised due to the recent quake.


January 20, 2015

The sinkhole, reported Tuesday afternoon, happened near the St. Martin River Bridge

A sinkhole has developed in the eastbound lane of Route 90 at the St. Martin River Bridge, according to Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office reported the hole on the road at about 12:50 p.m.

“State Highway Administration has laid down steel plates to help cover the hole until they can fix it permanently,” said Charlie Gischlar, spokesman of SHA.

Gischlar said sinkholes are not uncommon for roadways near water.

“Constant rising tides can cause a lot of erosion over time,” Gischlar said. “Unfortunately, sometimes the ground just gives way.” …


Jan 20, 2015

A horse got itself into quite the predicament Tuesday when it fell into a sinkhole in rural Arroyo Grande in San Luis Obispo County, fire officials said.

While the horse did not immediately appear to be injured, a major effort was required to extricate it.

An Urban Search and Rescue Team from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection used all of its might – and tools – to hoist the horse out…


January 12, 2015

Extreme cold has caused at least two large sinkholes to open up in Grand Rapids.

One 10-foot by 10-foot hole opened up Monday on Tremont Boulevard near Old Gate Road NW. It may have been caused by a broken water main.

Also Monday, crews worked on a massive hole on the East Beltline near Burton Street SE that was discovered Sunday morning.

The East Beltine sinkhole is confirmed to have been caused by a water main break.


… “weather” does not causes a sinkhole. What a stupidity!

Jan 13, 2015

What started out as a viewer’s tip ended with action being taken by a city councilman, and it’s all about a sinkhole in a local street.

If a car or a truck came through here, and it’s too heavy, it’s going to cave on in. It’s going to cause a serious accident,” explained Louis Smith, who lives on Kelsey Street in Shreveport.

Smith has lived in the area for over 20 years, and although he says the roads have always been bad, he admits he’s never seen anything like this before.


The 3-foot deep sinkhole started as nothing more than a crack.

“After that rain, a car went passed here and it went on in,” claims Smith.

Smith said he was most surprised that he hadn’t seen the city respond to the hole. He claims to have put up signs to warn people.

“We brought them and put them right on over here. The city hasn’t been out” says Smith.

On Monday, that all changed. Not long after we arrived on the scene, newly elected District 8 City Councilman William Bradford showed up, and he was not pleased with what he saw. After seeing the hole, Bradford said that it had to be addressed immediately and called the city.

After several calls and not getting anywhere with city leaders, the frustrated councilman finally called police and got a response.

Authorities blocked off the street, and also called streets and drainage. Then, Bradford started getting calls back but he didn’t nearly get the response he was expecting.

“Michael from Traffic Engineering is telling me that you don’t have barricades to barricade a hole that’s big enough for a car to fall into?” Bradford asked.

It took two hours for any city workers to show up to look at the hole. First city engineers, and then water and sewerage showed up. Turns out, it’s a much more complicated fix than what meets the eye.

City workers determined it was a sewer line collapse that caused (was a consequence of) the hole to form…

Bradford also made it very clear that he was displeased with the response time of city workers and managers. … to ensure that a quicker response time is given to dangerous situations.

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January 14, 2015

This is the second time that a water main on Compton Street has broken in recent months.

On Nov. 25, about 60 residents were left without water for a break that needed about eight hours to repair.

That incident was also blamed on aging infrastructure.


… yeah, I can blame black devil or whomever but the truth is undeniable. Sinkhole is not a consequence, it is the cause of a water main brakes, sorry, all of you who would like to believe in stories.

No more sleeping! Wake up, wake up… and, please, learn ZetaTalk.


The sinkhole opened in the pre-dawn hours on East Cleveland between between Foote and Burlington avenues, above what used to be the main shaft of the Simpson coal mine — leaving a 15-foot-deep hole filled with water and debris in the middle of the street.

A car and its driver were perilously close to also ending up at the bottom of the sinkhole.

The man told police he was driving through what he thought was a pothole at 5 a.m. Monday when he felt the asphalt suddenly “collapse around him,” according to Debbie Wilmot, a spokeswoman with the city of Lafayette.

… Don Kinney lives just yards from the hole and said he was awakened by a loud “thump.”

“I came out to look at it and thought I was dreaming,” Kinney said of the gaping hole in the street. “I’ve lived here 30 years and it’s the first time I’ve seen this.”

Wilmot said the sinkhole opened up over the main shaft of the old Simpson mine, which was shut down 88 years ago. She said the shaft had been filled in, but it appears recent rains had caused the fill to erode away.

Wilmot said another sinkhole opened into an air shaft in an alley just north of Monday’s sinkhole about 30 years ago. Daily Camera archives also show a sinkhole due to a coal mine at a trailer Park on South Public Road in 1974 that was 30 feet deep.

But Wilmot said there is no reason for residents to be concerned, and none of the houses near the sinkhole will need to be moved, and crews will likely even open up one lane of the street near the sinkhole.

“The collapse is just confined to the street,” Wilmot said.


January 14, 2015

Traigh Golf Course in the West Highlands of Scotland has a new feature it’d rather not have — a 14-foot sinkhole just in front of its seventh green.

According to a report from Golf News Net, the recently-formed sinkhole came about as the result of a drainpipe failure in November 2014. …

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Jan 2, 2015

… a 13-year-old snowmobiler has been rescurom a sinkhole in northern Utah.

Authorities say the boy fell into the 20-foot-deep hole Thursday afternoon.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck says the boy suffered minor injuries in the fall, and couldn’t drive out of the hole. He fell about 300 yards from the parking lot in the Sinks area in Logan Canyon.

The Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1tyilAI) other snowmobilers called 911 and pulled the boy out of the hole.