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 (http://tinyurl.com/lvv7eqx) 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.