Rescue crews and engineers rushed to stabilize the ground in the Villages when the hole, which had been filled several months ago, grew to be 60-feet wide and 50-feet deep on Saturday morning.
(SOURCE) A gigantic sinkhole that opened up under two Florida houses at the weekend has finally been filled in.
Terrified residents on Chalmer Terrace, in the Villages, called firefighters Saturday 9 a.m. after the hole, slowly growing for several months, spread to be 60-feet wide and 50-feet deep.
Rescue crews and workers arrived and worked around the clock to stabilize the ground – filling in the cavernous pit with a sand and cement mixture.
And, once an engineer approves the work, the homes will be fit to be occupied once again in the “near future.”
Meredith Tucker, of Helicon Property Restoration – which carried out the repair work – told the Orlando Sentinel that the now-filled hole will continue to be monitored, however.
“When they’re finished, no-one will ever know a sinkhole was there,” he added.