sinkhole News

City’s Refusal to Pay for Sinkhole Damage Upsets Ohio Driver

A truck owner says the city of Dayton should compensate him for sinkhole damage that left his truck inoperable. The Dayton Daily News reports that 52-year-old Mike McDonald is infuriated that the city rejected his $10,000 claim. He says the …

Louisiana’s 37-acre Sinkhole Spawns Insurance Fight

The collapse of a portion of a salt dome that left a 37-acre sinkhole in swampy land west of Baton Rouge has bubbled up into a $50 million dispute between the mine operator and its insurance company. Texas Brine LLC …

Southern California Sinkhole Blamed on Storms

Authorities are blaming the weekend storms for a giant sinkhole that’s gaped open on a Southern California street. The sinkhole, estimated at around 15 feet wide and 20 feet deep, opened Monday afternoon in Redlands in San Bernardino County. It’s …

Alaska Homeowner Fills 8-Story Mystery Sinkhole

Geophysicists don’t know what caused a sinkhole measuring about 80 feet deep to appear in a Fairbanks, Alaska resident’s yard last week. And they might never know. Homeowner Al Schultz had safety concerns about the hole, which measure about 4 …

California Sinkhole Leaves Citizens Unscathed

Ventura County sheriff’s deputies say Southern California traffic was safely diverted around a 20-foot-wide sinkhole at an Oxnard intersection. The 10-foot-deep hole opened Sunday at Ventura Road and Hemlock Street. Investigators told the Ventura County Star it was probably caused …

Sinkhole in Oklahoma City Swallows Car; No Injuries

A sinkhole that opened up alongside a downtown Oklahoma City street has swallowed a car, but the car’s two occupants escaped unharmed. The sinkhole opened up on Sept. 8 near NW 2nd St. and N. Villa Ave. in downtown. Video …

Official Claims Louisiana Sinkhole Depth Exceeds Estimates

An official says the deepest part of the 22-acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne, La., is at least 500 feet deep, and not between 110 to 220 feet deep that has been estimated by Texas Brine. John Boudreaux, director of the …

Some Louisiana Residents Take Buyouts from Salt Dome Owner

A third of a group of residents evacuated because of an Assumption Parish sinkhole have accepted buyout offers from Texas Brine Co. Company spokesman Sonny Cranch says that as of noon on June 23, 33 of 91 people had taken …

Louisiana Sinkhole Expands Again

About 25 trees fell into the Assumption Parish, La., sinkhole and officials say a new crack formed Monday night in a well pad south of the lake-like slurry hole. The Advocate reports experts working for the state Office of Conservation …

Louisiana Governor: Texas Brine Agrees to Sinkhole Buyouts

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a Texas company blamed for the sinkhole that formed after the collapse of an underground salt cavern has agreed to provide settlement offers, which include buyouts, to the residents of the Bayou Corne community in …