Rideau sinkhole caused by Ottawa’s sandy soil, not pipe break: City report

April 20, 2017
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The city has released its report on the cause of the June 8 Rideau Street sinkhole, which blames the incident on sandy soil conditions rather than a faulty watermain. “It is highly likely that the root cause of the sinkhole was instability of the saturated sandy soil,” reads the report, compiled by engineering consultants McMillen […]

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Cookie doesn’t crumble after falling into Florida sinkhole

April 18, 2017
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 10-year-old pug named Cookie is safe and sound and falling into a giant sinkhole following a heavy rainstorm in north Florida. Crews from multiple agencies worked five hours to lift her to safety Tuesday night near Gainesville. The Gainesville Sun reports Cookie followed owner Patricia Langston to her barn on Tuesday […]

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Sioux City officials work to fix ongoing sinkhole problem

April 13, 2017
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Some Sioux City residents are getting anxious about a rash of sinkholes, typically caused by broken water mains or storm sewers that cause the surface to collapse. The Sioux City Journal reports that residents worry the sinkholes could cause motor accidents or impact their property. City utilities director Mark Simms […]

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Santee agrees to pay for homeowners’ sinkhole repairs

April 11, 2017
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The city of Santee has agreed to pay up to $500,000 to repair corrugated metal pipes that have broken and created large sinkholes at several homes on the city’s west side. The 6- to 8-feet-deep sinkholes formed in the front and back yards of at least four homes on East Hartland Circle and Ryder Court […]

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No sinkhole fix in sight, homeowners cautioned

April 4, 2017
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It’s been over two years since Ross and Erin Storey and their three children Joffre, Callum and Brynn were forced by the District of Sechelt to leave their home, due to a sinkhole that opened near their front door on North Gale Avenue. In that time nothing has been done to fix the sinkhole, which […]

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The ‘Devil’s Sinkhole’ in Texas Offers Spectacular Bat Watching

March 30, 2017
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Deep in the heart of Texas, you’ll find several natural wonders. One of these unique attractions is the Devil’s Sinkhole State Park in Rocksprings. The park centers around a giant hole in the ground, which is home to 3-5 million Mexican free-tailed bats during the summer. The Devil’s Sinkhole is the largest single-chamber cavern in […]

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Sinkhole opens up on Baileyton residents’ front yard

March 28, 2017
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Sinkholes are common in the Tennessee Valley. Geologists say new ones appear often, which is why insurance agents encourage homeowners to get covered. A couple in Baileyton was shocked when a sinkhole about four feet wide and over six feet deep opened up in his yard last week.  “It was almost level at first, and […]

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Giant Moraga Sinkhole Gets Balloons And Cake For Its First Birthday

March 23, 2017
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MORAGA (CBS/AP) — A giant Bay Area sinkhole got a balloon, streamers, cake and a hand-lettered sign wishing it a “Happy 1st Birthday.” The sinkhole formed last March at a major intersection in Moraga, which is about 25 miles east of San Francisco. It’s a satirical celebration. But it’s been one year to the day since […]

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‘Deep Hole’ is where the gators gather at Myakka River State Park

March 21, 2017
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SARASOTA, Fla. (FOX 13) – Alligators are gathered near a sinkhole at lower Myakka Lake in Sarasota in a scene that has never been more Florida. The alligators are near what’s called the ‘Deep Hole’ sinkhole, which is a 200-foot-wide, 130- to 140-foot-deep pool that has become a known gathering place for alligators. Dozens of […]

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Who’s responsible for London Road homes falling into a sinkhole?

March 17, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Two houses in East Asheville are falling into a sinkhole, and that has some neighbors wondering who is responsible for the homes. “What’s with the homes at 225 and 221 London Road that are falling into a sinkhole?” Mike Edney wrote to Ask 13. “Would the city be responsible if it is […]

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