Sinkhole in Fla. retirement village opening again

Witness says sinkhole expanded overnight

Courtesy: Helicon Properties Inc.

THE VILLAGES, Fla. - 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 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.

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