'Growing' Sinkhole Swallows Florida Street

'Growing' Sinkhole Swallows Florida Street

A huge sinkhole in a street in Florida is still growing, according to local residents.

The gaping hole in Spring Hill, approximately 40 miles north of Tampa, was 23 metres wide & approximately 10 metres deep when it appeared on Saturday.

However, people living nearby said the sinkhole has been creeping ever closer to their homes.

It expanded in width by nearly 15 metres in a matter of hours & is now thought to be even bigger.

A mother & son told 10 News they watched the hole "open up in front of their eyes", saying it appeared without warning.

Cracks have appeared in the house closest to the sinkhole, the TV station added.

A spokesman for Hernando County Sheriff's Office said several homes were evacuated, although most families have been allowed to return.

The intersection of Eldridge Road & Van Alley Way will remain shut until authorities are able to repair the damage.

Source: “Sky News”

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