2nd Hole Forms in Tampa Bay-Area Neighborhood

Posted at 6:41 AM, Nov 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-14 09:27:43-05

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — A second hole has formed in a Tampa Bay-area neighborhood where a hole developed in a driveway and swallowed a car.

Pasco County spokesman Doug Tobin says the new hole opened Tuesday in a roadway and grew about 10 feet wide. No other cars or property was damaged and no injuries were reported.

Tobin says work has been suspended on a nearby sewer lift station due to the subsurface activity. Engineers have to confirm that the depressions are sinkholes.

The first hole formed Monday and 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.

A private geologist hired by the homeowner says a third hole could be developing nearby. No new evacuations were ordered.