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Sinkhole in Fla. retirement village opening again

Posted April 23rd, 2014 @ 11:21am

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - A sinkhole that opened between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community over the weekend appears to be opening again.


A witness said Wednesday the sinkhole in The Villages expanded overnight by another 5 to 8 feet. Safety crews are on scene.


Rich Corr lives next door to the house which had been at the center of the sinkhole drama. He told The Villages Daily Sun ( that he and his wife are packing their bags.


Over the weekend, repair crews filled the sinkhole after neighbors noticed it was growing and alerted authorities. At that time, a Tampa firm had been working on the sinkhole for about three weeks. 


District Public Safety Battalion Chief Pete Carpenter said Saturday the sinkhole expanded under the foundations of both houses.

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