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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Burned storm drains in Santa Rosa create slide, sinkhole risk

November 28, 2017
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Santa Rosa officials warned Sunday of a new threat posed by last month’s devastating wildfires — sinkholes and landslides. Extreme heat from the blazes that destroyed more than 5,000 homes and killed 23 people also melted plastic storm drains underground, creating the risk of collapse or slides with the upcoming rains. Officials identified eight areas, […]

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Pasco County holds meeting on what to do with sinkhole site

November 27, 2017
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LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – Pasco County officials are holding the first of two meetings this month on what to do with the Lake Padgett Estates neighborhood ravaged by a sinkhole. Pasco County public infrastructure and public safety staff will present options for what to do with the site based on feedback from county commissioners, […]

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After heavy rain, Tg Bungah sinkhole gives residents the jitters

November 22, 2017
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GEORGE TOWN: Residents living near a large sinkhole in Tanjung Bungah are concerned about their safety and the possible damage to their properties. The sinkhole appeared after a road leading to a newly-built housing area in Beverly Hills collapsed early this morning due to continuous rain since yesterday. “We have nearly 200 residents living in […]

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30-foot-wide sinkhole forms in East Aurora

November 21, 2017
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EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A large sinkhole has formed in East Aurora. The sinkhole started forming around 9 p.m. on Sunday in the parking lot of Mikey Dee’s Cafe and Catering on Main St. According to a crew at the scene, the hole is about 60 feet long, 30 feet wide and 16 feet […]

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As city project backlog grows, so does massive neighborhood sinkhole

November 20, 2017
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A massive sinkhole growing for months in a west Charlotte front yard has left neighbors frustrated. Channel 9 investigated the sinkhole on Montana Drive, near Beatties Ford Road and Interstate 85, in July, but neighbors said the hole has been growing since January, and it opened up even more during Monday night’s powerful […]

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Oil truck gets stuck after sinkhole opens up in Woodfin

November 17, 2017
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WOODFIN, N.C. (WLOS) — A large sinkhole opened up in front of the Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Woodfin on Friday. An oil truck driver told police he was leaving the restaurant and heard a noise that sounded like his tires popping. He said he got out and saw the sink hole forming under […]

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AMSTERDAM TRAM TRAFFIC, WATER SUPPLY DISRUPTED BY SINKHOLE

November 14, 2017
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Tram traffic in Amsterdam city center is experiencing some problems due to a sinkhole on Marnixstraat, AT5 reports. A large part of Jordaan also does not have water at this stage. The sinkhole was discovered around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. It is located around a pole on the tram line, which means that the pole […]

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Rat-filled sinkhole prompts greasy dishes warning

November 13, 2017
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A sinkhole filled with fat and rats has prompted a North Island council to educate its residents on how to get rid of grease. The small sinkhole appeared on Station Street in Dannevirke last month, when the road gave way to movement below the tarmac. The council’s roading contractors found a large build-up of fat […]

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Public’s input on sinkhole site to be sought at two meetings

November 10, 2017
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LAND O’LAKES — Pasco County government will host two meetings to discuss options regarding the sinkhole site on Ocean Pines Drive in Land O’Lakes. The meetings will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Land O’Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’Lakes Blvd. Pasco County public safety and public […]

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