Monthly Archives: February 2011

Glendale, Arizona. March 1st, 2011.

Traffic was shutdown in the area of Camelback Road and 67th Avenue in Glendale Sunday afternoon because of a sinkhole. Glendale fire spokesman Daniel Valenzuela said the sinkhole is right in the middle of the intersection. Valenzuela said the fire department was called … Continue reading

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Cape Town, South Africa. February 27th, 2011.

Four people were injured when their car plunged into a sinkhole in a residential street in Southfield in Cape Town. A water pipe that burst early yesterday left a hole 3m wide and almost 2m deep. A car travelling on … Continue reading

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Massillion, Ohio. February 28th, 2011.

Pouring rain and a sinkhole on South Erie Street made for a dangerous combination Monday morning. Police say a driver hit some loose asphault on the sinkhole, which was about 3’x3′. As more rain fell, the hole grew to the length of … Continue reading

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Rockford, Illinois. February 22nd, 2011.

ROCKFORD — Four water main breaks occurred today in Rockford, two of them on the same street, Public Works Director Tim Hanson said. The first of two sinkholes to occur on Cushman Road occurred after a water main broke and … Continue reading

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East Point, Georgia. February 21st, 2011.

An East Point couple is suing the Georgia Department of Transportation and the City of East Point over a giant sinkhole. Bennie and Betty Chambers said both the DOT and the city are responsible for the sinkhole, which they said swallowed … Continue reading

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Panama City, Florida. February 20th, 2011.

The Panama City utility director says a corroded sewer line broke and caused a sinkhole at the intersection of Jenks and Airport Road.  It happened just before 4p.m. Saturday. The hole is about 5 feet in diameter and nearly 13 … Continue reading

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Fairbanks, Alaska. February 18th, 2011.

Vladimir Romanovsky, a permafrost expert at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, has been monitoring the ice in Alaska since emigrating from Russia in 1990. In this series of photos taken in and around Fairbanks, a city built on permafrost, he shows … Continue reading

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Speedway, Indiana. February 18th, 2011

Speedway Police blocked off a portion of Goodlet Road after an officer discovered a “massive sink hole” Friday. Road and water utility crews were called to the scene to investigate what caused the 8 foot by 4 foot hole in … Continue reading

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Maui, Hawaii. February 12th, 2011.

WAILUKU, Maui – Heavy rains on Maui in the Waiehu area caused the ground to collapse, right next to a road’s shoulder. The huge hole is between Makaala Street and Wailupe Drive. The sinkhole is 15 feet deep and up … Continue reading

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Statesville, North Carolina. February 11th, 2011.

Eroding pack dirt around a culvert is causing a road in northeast Statesville to become increasingly dangerous to cross. Two barricades are all the warning drivers have as they reach the downhill portion of the 100 block of Commerce Boulevard, in … Continue reading

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