Crews spend Tuesday filling sinkhole in Clermont



CLERMONT, Fla. - A possible sinkhole in a Clermont neighborhood is no longer a danger after crews spent Tuesday filling it in with cement.

The 20-foot hole opened up early Monday morning at the intersection of Peaceful Valley and Powderhorn Place drives in the Hartwood Reserve subdivision.

Geologists spent Tuesday at the scene testing the areas as crews worked to fill the hole in an effort to reopen the roadway.

"They really jumped on it really fast," said neighbor Miles Hensley.

As a temporary fix, crews constructed an asphalt ramp around the barricades that allowed cars to go over the curb and around the hole, but the path took them through one homeowner's yard.

The city of Clermont said it is not responsible for the roads but officials are staying in touch with the engineering company.

Officials said some of the asphalt fell on an 8-inch city water main pipe but it did not appear to cause any issues, so there is no plan to remove that asphalt.

Some residents said they're still worried the hole may open again.

"There's that chance but hopefully that won't happen," said Hensley.

Residents said they know it takes time, but they will be relieved once the hole is completely filled and they're able to drive through the intersection again.