Sinkhole opens in Springtown

Property owners attribute backyard cave-in to compaction roadwork

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Going with her dog Sue to check on her orchard in the early dawn hours of March 2, Karee Barrett was shocked to discover a new feature in her backyard, about 100 feet from her house, that wasn't there the day before — a sinkhole, 9-10 feet deep and about 35 feet wide, had opened up, revealing layers of soil and rock and with water moving through its bottom into an apparent small underground channel.

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