• Sinkhole swallows stop sign in Marion County neighborhood, home evacuated

    By: Myrt Price , WFTV Web Staff


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities in Marion County are dealing with a sinkhole they said opened up and swallowed a stop sign Monday night.


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    The hole formed at the intersection of Rolling Greens Drive and Pebble Beach Road in Ocala.


    The hole is about 30 feet long and 15 feet deep, officials said.


    Deputies said the hole is not on a county-owned road, but on the private property of Rollin Greens.


    The homeowner’s association and property management called in experts to assess the sinkhole.


    Deputies said the hole grew slightly since the morning and they are monitoring the situation.


    Residents of a nearby home have been evacuated and the intersection is closed to traffic.


    A number of sinkholes have opened up in Central Florida since Hurricane Irma. 


    Follow reporter Myrt Price for updates. 


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