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Florida sinkhole between two homes filled

Workers had been correcting smaller sinkhole on property when larger one opened up due to rainwater.
By Danielle Haynes   |   April 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM   |   Comments

THE VILLAGES, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- A 50-foot sinkhole that opened up between two homes in The Villages, Fla., on Saturday night was filled by Sunday morning.

Families were evacuated from near the two houses on Chalmer Terrace as crews filled the gaping hole with a mixture of sand and cement.

Workers had already been filling up a smaller hole on the property, but rainwater had caused the second hole to open up.

“Underneath the driveway there is no soil there yet, the driveway is still standing,” said project manager Rich Kay on Saturday.

Workers with Helicon Property Restoration said it would take 115 truckloads of grout to finish the process. They said they plan to lay down dirt and fix landscaping on Monday.

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