Arroyo Grande, California. January 21st, 2015.

HORSE!!! In a sinkhole!

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Emergency crews struggled for nearly two hours to rescue a horse that fell into a sinkhole in San Luis Obispo County.

The animal was stuck up to its neck in a ten-foot deep hole near Arroyo Grande, Calif. on Tuesday.

About 20 rescue workers were able to pull the horse out without injury.

The horse is expected to recover.

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Traigh, Scotland. January 15th, 2015.

UPDATE:

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January 20th update~!~ DOG IN THE SINKHOLE!! The dog is fine, relax everyone.

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Now that’s a trap! Must be a tough course! golfcourse2015-1 Traigh Golf Club in northwest Scotland is experience the worst nightmare of many a golfer. Its course recently developed a massive sinkhole and now there are financial concerns about whether it will be able to get back on its feet again. And if so, when? Alec Stewart, a spokesman for Traigh Golf Club, told Golf Club Management how it happened. “A large sinkhole about 14-foot deep has appeared on our golf course, due to the large drainpipe or ‘culvert’ from the back of the course to the sea failing,” he said. Fourteen feet! Dwight Howard standing on LaMarcus Aldridge’s head! The issue is both the cost (approximately $30,000) and what happens next. “Without repairing this pipe about half of the golf course will revert to bog and this would effectively be the end of our golf course. Our insurance company is only going to pay for a fraction of the replacement fee because they ‘do not cover culverts.'” That’s an unfortunate thing for Traigh — they’re looking for funds though and hopefully they’ll be able to find enough to fill in the hole and get golf cranking again at their club.

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Cleveland, Ohio. January 14th, 2015

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A plow truck was on its route in Cleveland when it hit a steel plate on the road, displacing the plate and sending the truck falling into the sinkhole.

The steel plate was from the Cleveland Water Department and was not marked properly. The sinkhole was in place so the property owner’s plumber could make repairs to the home.

After the truck fell, it was removed from the hole shortly after. The plate has since been replaced.

The driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution and there were no other injuries.

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Lafayette, Colorado. January 12th, 2015.

A massive sinkhole suddenly opened up on a street in Lafayette on Monday morning, collapsing into an old mine shaft and nearly swallowing an SUV.

Update:

Being filled

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Golden Beach, Oregon. December 24th, 2014.

Someone’s getting coal in their stocking tomorrow!!!

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The Oregon Department of Transportation said travelers can expect a short five minute delay when traveling on Highway 101 near Gold Beach, Ore., after a sinkhole opened up in the road.

According to officials, a detour has been set up that runs directly next to the highway, and they ask that everyone drive safely this holiday season.

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Salisbury, Pennsylvania. December 15th, December 2014.

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A street collapsed under a garbage truck Tuesday morning in Salisbury Township, forming a 4-foot-deep sinkhole that forced crews to shut down utilities.

The garbage truck managed to get over the hole in the 800 block of South 25th Street with one of the sanitation workers standing on the back of the truck nearly getting knocked off, Salisbury Township firefighters said at the scene. Neither worker suffered injury.

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Alhambra, California. December 16th, 2014.

A 10-inch depression in the road turned into a 13-foot hole Tuesday as the city’s engineers were working to fix the intersection of Mission Road and Marguerita Avenue.

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City engineers did not have a cause for the hole, which started caving in Monday afternoon and grew to 13 feet after crews began digging around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Alhambra Police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said,

“They think it has something to do with the way the water flows,” Johnson said, referring to the recent storm runoff. “But they’re not sure what caused it, they’re still digging and investigating.”

The Marguerita Avenue bridge was closed over the train tracks and the eastbound lanes of Mission Road remained closed, Johnson said. The road was anticipated to be opened by Wednesday evening.

He estimated the hole to be about 13 feet to 15 feet deep and about 25 feet across. The hole is in the intersection, blocking the northbound lane and part of the southbound lane on Marguerita, and the No. 2 lane and part of the No. 1 lane on eastbound Mission, he said.

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