Spring Hill sinkhole closing up

Spring Hill, Florida -- Hernando County officials are almost done closing up the 40 feet by 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep sinkhole that opened up on Saturday at a Spring Hill intersection at Eldridge Road and Van Allan Way.

More than 27 dump truck loads of dirt have been dumped into the sinkhole so far. They closed the throat of it up earlier Tuesday with a mixture of concrete and sand. The county is using ground penetrating radar to determine what parts of the ground surrounding the sinkhole are also susceptible to opening up.

Linda Fisher's home was declared unsafe by the county building inspector and was given until noon Tuesday to move out.

"There are cracks in every room, in the garage, on the ceiling, in the hallway, int eh backyard at the pool, it makes us nervous walking through it. That is why we are moving so quickly," said Fisher.

Crews plan to have the hole filled and the road paved over by Tuesday night is the weather cooperates.

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