JULY 24, 2010 in MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Milwaukee Sinkhole 2010 – Heavy rain caused a lot of problems in Milwaukee on Thursday, one of them being the twenty foot deep sinkhole that swallowed up several large objects. One of the things that it swallowed was a Cadillac Escalade SUV. The driver of the vehicle named Lance Treankler luckily escaped uninjured, although the outcome could have been an entirely different, tragic story.
JULY 24, 2010, in HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA
If you are planning on crossing the Fifth Street Robert C. Byrd Bridge or driving on Huntington’s Fourth Avenue, you will have to make some route adjustments. On Friday afternoon a large sinkhole opened at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street. The hole has potentially destabilized most of the roadway which is located near the bridge.
JULY 23, 2010 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA
ALDOT has drilled down about 40 feet so far. Still, they have to go another ten feet. "If the weather cooperates and the other findings as we continue to escavate look okay to us. We should have the sinkhole filed and traffic shifted back to normal patterns by the end of next week. Hopefully we will not be closing any more lanes." Harris said. origin of article
OCTOBER 2009, HOPKINS COUNTY, KENTUCKY
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is repairing a sinkhole in southern Hopkins County that has caused headaches for drivers along Kentucky 2171 over the last eight months. The hole appeared in October 2009, taking up an entire lane. Traffic has had to be pushed over to the shoulder of the road to avoid the hole. Engineers are still studying to see what exactly caused the hole to form, but the Transportation Cabinet says the sinkhole was more than likely caused by coal mining tunnels,which are all over the region. Transportation crews plan to make additional repairs to the road in two weeks. In all, repairs to the hole are expected to cost almost $50,000. origin of article
JULY 24, 2010, WESTCHESTER, CHICAGO
If one family embodies the aggravation of 2010's stormy summer, the Lewandowskis of Highridge Avenue in Westchester very well may be it. Their odyssey started with basement flooding on June 23, when the Chicago area, and western suburbs in particular, were battered by fierce storms and rain. Two days later, after clearing and cleaning their finished basement, the Lewandowskis noticed that their beloved backyard lilac tree was being swallowed by an acrid sinkhole. Their brief investigation concluded that a collapsed sewer line was the source of the sinkhole. The village was called and officials agreed that the line needed to be replaced. They scheduled a crew to do the work. origin of article
JULY 27, 2010, SAVANNAH, GA