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#1 Hum

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:36

It took only a few minutes for a massive sinkhole to devour several acres of land and a stretch of State Highway 516 on Wednesday, WHYC reports.

The hole, spanning the area of roughly four football fields, collapsed near a lake where the Newton Asphalt Company has spent years dredging for sand nearly 50 feet below the surface, according to Fox Cleveland.

"I've worked for the [Ohio Department of Transportation District] 16 years and I've never seen anything of this magnitude," District 11 Director Lloyd McAdam told First Coast News. "It's very unusual that something like this would happen."

"It appears to me that dredging took away the bottom of the slope," McAdam added, "and that probably eroded away and started cascading down, and just started filling the hole and filling the hole."

Some locals fear that the sinkhole could grow larger.

“I'm not sure what to make of it. I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life,” said Jennifer Smith of Dover.

The stretch of highway remains closed indefinitely, WTRF reports.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:19

"It appears to me that dredging took away the bottom of the slope," McAdam added, "and that probably eroded away and started cascading down, and just started filling the hole and filling the hole."


Well, duh. Does not anyone ever think of possible consequences?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:04

^ They usually only think of the money$.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:08

I blame Obama for this.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 22:08

I blame Obama for this.


Yep as it should be. No one to blame but.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 22:27

So it's not really a sinkhole then...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:54

Imma let you finish but the sinkhole at the shoney's parking lot is the best sinkhole of all time!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:26

For us ninja types, a picture post would be nice of the shoney sinkhole....(i.e. no facebook) ;)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:35

I blame Obama for this.


It's Obama, Bush, and Romney's fault. :p

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:48

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:02

It's Obama, Bush, and Romney's fault. :p

Dude you forgot Al Gore...


Thx cat...(Y)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:06

BLAME CANADA!!!!!!

and np redbull