This is a story that came out in December but for those that have not heard or read about it, it does show how scary and sudden sinkholes can be. A large sinkhole opened up at a rest stop near Polk City, on I4. The hole appeared in the morning of December 29, 2011 and grew quickly to about 12 feet deep and 30 feet wide. The hole opened up in the parking lot area directly beneath several cars and ended up swallowing an SUV and almost got a second one that was lucky enough to be pulled from the hole before it grew. This car was still drivable but both were towed away later that afternoon. The sinkhole, which occurred around mile marker 46, was still growing and no one knew how large it would get but the rest area remained open.
January 21, 2012 by Morgan Barfield