Skooter reports 12/01/12
On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, a 200-foot-long sinkhole caves-in in the area of Route 516 West in Dover, Ohio, according to a news report at News Net 5.
It was reported that the large sinkhole measures about 85-feet-deep and 100-feet-wide. The affected area is estimated to be the size of four football fields, Fire Captain Mike Mossor revealed. Due to the sinkhole collapse, authorities prompted to close down part of the town as investigation is going on.
The sinkhole collapse could have much worse than it is, said Lt. Eric Escola, commander of the New Philadelphia post of the Ohio Highway patrol. Their very fortunate it didn’t happen in the middle of the night, he said. He explained that motorist could have fallen in and could have easily caused fatal injuries.
There were no reports of any accident or injury linked to the collapsed sinkhole. The incident is being investigated by the geologists of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Dover Fire Department speculated that sinkhole collapse may be linked to the Newton Asphalt Plant recent cave-in.