Massive Ohio Sinkhole ! 400 yards Long ~ 30ft Deep & Still Growing !!! 11/28/12

DOVER, OH (WOIO) - -
Wednesday afternoon the Dover Fire Department responded to a report that the ground had shifted at Newton Asphalt Plant, 2411 State Route 516, causing a large sink hole.

The issue was called in by employees at Newton Asphalt.

The fire department says that State Route 516 is closed to traffic for an unknown period of time because the roadway is seriously compromised.

There were no injuries to report.

Dover Fire Captain Mike Mosser said that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, ODOT and the gas company are working to fix the problem.

The gas company has addressed an exposed gas line that is no longer a hazard to the surrounding community.

It is estimated that it will take a few weeks to repair.

Source and sinkhole pictures at: http://www.19actionnews.com/story/20210648/sink-hole-on-state-rte-515

Comment by truth on November 29, 2012 at 10:09am

lots of fracking there

Comment by guest_blog on November 30, 2012 at 10:13pm

  1. iScienceTimes.com
    1. Ohio Sinkhole
      That is a huge sinkhole.

      Now that the election is over, things are getting back to normal in Ohio.

      It took only a few minutes for a massive sinkhole to devour several acres of land and a stretch of State Highway 516 on Wednesday, WHYC reports.

      The hole, spanning the area of roughly four football fields, collapsed near a lake where the Newton Asphalt Company has spent years dredging for sand nearly 50 feet below the surface, according to Fox Cleveland.

      "I've worked for the [Ohio Department of Transportation District] 16 years and I've never seen anything of this magnitude," District 11 Director Lloyd McAdam told First Coast News. "It's very unusual that something like this would happen."

      "It appears to me that dredging took away the bottom of the slope," McAdam added, "and that probably eroded away and started cascading down, and just started filling the hole and filling the hole."

      Some locals fear that the sinkhole could grow larger.

      “I'm not sure what to make of it. I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life,” said Jennifer Smith of Dover, according to Fox Cleveland.

      The stretch of highway remains closed indefinitely, WTRF reports.

Comment by Ria on December 1, 2012 at 4:36am

This is so very scary. At this rate and with all the fracking, I am afraid, almost all of the US may soon be dotted with sinkholes every few miles.  

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