Sinkhole forms following heavy rainfall

Sinkhole forms following heavy rainfall

  On June 10, 2017, Ocala Fire Rescue responded to Checkers, located at 2701 SW College Road, after torrential rain caused a massive sinkhole that “swallowed” a car. Both occupants of the vehicle, who were elderly, were able to escape the car before it was claimed by the sinkhole. State Road 200 was closed between Southwest […]

A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse

A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse

Ocala, Florida — A ground cover collapse continues to expand in the Ocala WingHouse parking lot that measures approximately 10 feet by 15 feet at the surface, but larger below ground. A local geotechnical engineering firm (Geo-Tech, Inc.) has confirmed that the drop-out was caused by sinkhole activity. About two weeks ago, eight cubic yards […]

Sinkhole closes Spring Hill intersection

Sinkhole closes Spring Hill intersection

Spring Hill – On July 19, 2014,at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call from a citizen reporting a possible sinkhole in or near the roadway at the intersection of Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way in Spring Hill. Deputies arrived to find a depression in the roadway […]

Woodland Village Sinkhole Swallows Five Acre Lake

Woodland Village Sinkhole Swallows Five Acre Lake

For the second time since 1996 an Ocala neighborhood located at the intersection of Southeast 17th Street and 25th Avenue, has fallen victim to a sinkhole. Wes Harren, the property manager of Woodland Village said that on Tuesday afternoon something appeared wrong with the lake located in the community. Harren said by 4:30 he had […]