Sinkhole in The Villages undermines two homes

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Contractors worked overnight to fill in a sinkhole in the Sumter County section of The Villages.

Two homes in the Sumter County section of The Villages are threatened by a sinkhole that grew in size as crews were trying to fill it Saturday.

The sinkhole undermined the corner of one home and the driveway of the home next door. With the homes threatened, the contractor, Helicon USA, had truckloads of concrete hauled in and dumped into the gaping hole.

Authorities with The Villages Public Safety said the hole was filled about 7 a.m. Sunday.

Officials with The Villages said the contractors and engineers would continue to monitor the sinkhole. They ensured the safety of the neighborhood and said they would take necessary action if there is any change in the sinkhole.

Contractors have been doing tests and working on the sinkhole for a few weeks. The contractors said the soil loosened, and the hole began to grow after Friday's rain.

The Villages reported no one was injured.


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