Sinkhole causes part of Leesburg road to cave in

LEESBURG, Fla. — A sinkhole that caused part of a Leesburg road to cave in was being filled Monday afternoon.

The hole opened on Arlington Ridge Boulevard in the Arlington Ridge retirement community, near Highway 27 and County Road 48.

The homeowners association has it under control and is trying repair it, Leesburg City Manager Al Minner said.

George Flint, an HOA spokesman, said crews are in the process of filling the hole with dirt.

A resident reported a depression in the road Sunday morning and it was immediately closed, Flint said.

"It scares me," resident Richard Johnson said. "(It) makes me want to go buy sinkhole insurance."

No homes are endangered.

It's unknown when the road will reopen.

A geotechnical engineer is scheduled to inspect the hole Tuesday morning.