From gopher hole to large pond: Officials have called in some high-tech equipment to Oxford to determine how big a massive sinkhole is likely to get. The sinkhole is expanding toward a road a gas station and a coffee shop that could also get swallowed by this crater growing underground. Very preoccupating!
The sinkhole in Oxford was first discovered by the end of July and was called a gopher hole at that time. Now it has grown to an amazing 34 meters long and 28.5 meters wide… A large pond.
And it is still expanding toward the parking lot, with new cracks in the asphalt appearing every day.
Passed the parking lot, there is a very busy road a gas station and Tim Hortons coffee shop. And if it becomes compromised, it will be shut down.
If the sinkhole grows closer to the gas station, it may also trigger evacuations. But we are not there at this point. The site is currently secured 24 hours a day.
The question now is how big the sinkhole can get…