Friday, 30 November 2012

A large sinkhole in Ohio, USA

Large sinkhole closes SR 516 in Dover





29 November, 2012


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.


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