3rd sinkhole forms, swallows part of car

Nov 16, 2014 9:55 AM by News Staff

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) - A third hole has formed in in the driveway of a Tampa Bay-area neighborhood and swallowed a car to its bumper.

Pasco County spokesman Doug Tobin says the new hole opened Saturday in the front yard of a resident's home. It was about six feet deep and grew about 10 feet wide. The resident is temporarily relocating.

Two other holes formed earlier this week about a quarter mile away. Engineers have to confirm that the depressions are sinkholes.

The first hole grew to 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep. The mobile home at the brink of that hole was condemned. Five other homes were evacuated.

Tobin says work has been suspended on a nearby sewer lift station due to the subsurface activity.

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