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Workers begin filling sinkhole that opened in Tallahassee neighborhood

Posted at 12:07 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 12:14:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A massive sinkhole that opened in a Leon County neighborhood off Crawfordville Highway is now beginning to get filled.

ABC 27 was at Capital Circle Pines Mobile Home Park as workers began the filling process Friday afternoon.

The property owners of the mobile home park impacted by that massive sink hole are working fast to secure the area and fill it up with dirt. With the threat of rain, there's a huge concern about more homes being impacted.

Matt Hennessy, one of the property owners, says that "standard fill material" is being used so as not to negatively impact the ground water and aquifer underneath the property.

After the hole is filled, property owners will test the rest of the property for any chance of sinkhole activity.

The sinkhole opened sometime Tuesday night, prompting the evacuation of several homes.

No one was injured, though at least two neighbors in the area are now without a home due to damage caused by the sinkhole.

This is a developing story. We have a reporter on the scene. Stay with ABC 27 for updates.