In Ohio a massive sinkhole has eaten away part of a state highway and now threatens nearby houses as well. It’s estimated to be the size of four football fields.
The state highway has been badly damaged and will have to be closed for months.
The sinkhole began as a pond on land where the Newton Asphalt Company had been dredging for sand. The dredging may have eroded enough of the land near the pond to cause a collapse.
It had happened so quickly that Newton employees had to run to the road to warn traffic the road had fallen in.
Experts think it could be well into 2013 before permanent repairs can be made.
If we’re lucky, the state of Ohio will award the repair bid to the Newton Asphalt Company – and they will provide more entertainment.