Dade City Sinkhole Opens
Residents are breathing a sigh of relief after a small sinkhole opened in the middle of Delmar Street, but didn’t expand over 3 feet in width.
Dade City police blocked the area off until public works could arrive at the scene near the intersection of Taylor Avenue to assess the small opening in the road. Located next to a water treatment facility, Dade City Public Works supervisor Donnie Shive explained that the hole will not likely grow. “We’ll fill it with grout and that should stop any further damage to the road,” he said.
Western Florida residents have been on edge over the past couple of months after a rash of sinkholes, one of them deadly. Recently, a Seffner, Florida man was consumed by a sinkhole when it opened beneath his bedroom floor. He was never found.
Small sinkholes are a nuisance but can be filled and deemed safe most of the time. However, they can be a danger to curious children and should be reported right away. Contact your public works office or local police department if a sinkhole is discovered, no matter the size.