A big hole that refuses to be filled has reappeared in Pasco County

On Jan. 7, a sinkhole repair company attempted to fill it in, but just days later material started to collapse back into the hole.

The hole on Oct. 7.

Once again, Pasco County’s insatiable giant hole has returned.

Pasco County Emergency Management says a menacing sinkhole near Spring Haven Boulevard in New Port Richey has reopened, and it’s grown about another four feet.

The hole, which is now 50-feet wide and 130-feet deep, was previously labeled as a depression when it initially opened in early October alongside the privately owned Varsity Club Sports Bar.

On Jan. 7, a sinkhole repair company attempted to fill it in, but just days later material started to collapse back into the hole. County officials are now monitoring the area and one southbound lane of Little Road remains closed.

In the meantime, WTSP has dispatched their news chopper to inspect the hole.  

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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