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Wednesday afternoon, the Dover Fire Department responded to a report that the ground had shifted at Newton Asphalt Plant, 2411 State Route 516, causing a large sink hole. The issue was called in by employees at Newton Asphalt. The fire department says that State Route 516 is closed to traffic for an unknown period of time because the roadway is seriously compromised.
Another massive sinkhole has emerged, this time outside of Dover, Ohio. According to WTOV9, emergency crews have been forced to close down an 8-mile stretch along a road in Tuscarawas County because of the rapidly growing monster. Officials said the sinkhole is 30-feet deep and as long as four football fields, and it’s still growing. It takes up about half the roadway.
Originally posted by iamhobo
That looks a wee bit bigger than a football field.
Anyhow, does anyone know what they do to repair the damage of a sinkhole? Especially one of this size?
I'd fill it with world peace.
MacAdam explained that the collapse occurred when Newton Asphalt Paving Inc. employees, who were dredging sand and gravel from the company’s pond near Bair Road, got too close to the edge of the pond.
Because the dredging was too close to the edge, the toe of the slope started collapsing into the water, and it continued collapsing around to the Route 516 side. In a few minutes, the collapse extended more than 100 feet, MacAdam said.
And Swihart, a grain farmer, intends to begin hauling corn to Agland in New Philadelphia on a daily basis in January. With Route 516 closed, and the fact he hauls with tractor-trailer rigs, Swihart said his trucks will be forced to detour onto other state routes — as required by ODOT for heavy truck traffic. That means he will have to route his trucks through Dundee and Sugarcreek, and back to New Philadelphia on state Route 39 — adding a distance of up to 20 miles each way.