129-year-old water main breaks in Manchester; car falls into sinkhole in road

December 13, 2017
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Langdon Street in Manchester was closed Wednesday as crews worked to repair a large sinkhole. A car fell into the sinkhole after a 6-inch water main that dates back to the late 1800s burst. The break was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday, and the car was removed about 9 a.m. Manchester Water Works employees […]

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Whose problem is it anyway? Sinkhole sparks debate between Plano business owner and the city

December 12, 2017
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Andrew’s Refinishing sits at the cross section of three cities. It has Plano to the east, Carrollton to the west and Hebron technically in the middle. For 10 years, owners John Telfer and his wife Lorna have run a business refinishing, refurbishing and reupholstering furniture. But about a year ago, Telfer said he started to […]

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See what happened to 20ft sinkhole during floods

December 11, 2017
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Council staff worked through the day to clear debris that blocked much of the main street of Y Felinheli after overnight floods. The clear-up operation came after severe flooding hit the area and as the council dealt with a sinkhole that had opened up on the edge of the Gwynedd village. Situated by the Caernarfon […]

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A Giant Hole Just Opened Up In A Sleepy Farming Town In Brazil

December 8, 2017
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Residents in the sleepy farming town in Brazil were surprised to see a massive hole suddenly appear in the middle of a local soybean farm. The crater measured about 65 feet wide, while locals were unable to determine the depth of the funnel-shaped hole. The town where the crater appeared is Coromandel, in the State […]

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How celebrity sinkhole amused, taught and touched the Town of Moraga

December 7, 2017
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So what does an awful hole leave when it is no longer around? That was the question in Moraga on Thursday as the town bade a formal farewell to Sinky the Sinkhole, which dominated the intersection of Rheem Boulevard and Center Street for 20 months. The hole, which appeared out of nowhere during El Niño […]

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Mayor Lumumba talks infrastructure after dog rescued from sinkhole

December 6, 2017
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JACKSON, MISS. (WJTV) — A dog was rescued from a 12 foot deep sinkhole on Poplar Boulevard in the Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson Saturday. We’re told the pothole has been on there for almost a year. The city had it uncovered for months but recently added a barrier of cones and caution tape. Animal Control […]

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Sinkhole in Dickson takes down cars along Highway 46

December 5, 2017
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A sinkhole opened up on Highway 46 South in Dickson in the Coltrane Auto Sales parking lot Tuesday morning, taking down a couple used cars in the process. The ground collapsed near the highway’s intersection with Lewis Hollow Road. City officials said the heavy rains overnight washed away an area that has been built up […]

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Ground movement could mean a second sinkhole in Waihi

December 4, 2017
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Some ground movement in Waihi may indicate a second sinkhole in the area. The first sinkhole, 20 metres wide, was discovered in the Coromandel mining town in August. Hauraki District Council discovered the hole on a piece of council reserve land adjacent to the Martha open pit mine. The earlier sinkhole has now been backfilled, but Oceana Gold geotechnical experts […]

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Part of Plantation House could be demolished after 20ft sink hole opened up

December 1, 2017
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In April last year the house and surrounding gardens were closed off after a 20ft sink hole opened up beneath the property, owned by MJB’s Tony Burlingham. Since then scaffolding has been in place to protect the structure, and after extensive tests in the area from Norwich City Council, work can now begin to fill […]

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In Puerto Rico, a sinkhole of rebuilding struggles

November 29, 2017
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BAYAMON, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK — Along a stretch of highway in suburban Bayamon, Puerto Rico, construction workers tried desperately to make progress repairing a 100-foot-long sinkhole before the clouds rolled in. Previous rains had suspended work, as workers watched earth fall back into the hole. “It has not wanted to stop raining” since Hurricane Maria, […]

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