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Fill-in work continues at site of Dunedin sinkhole

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Crews were back on site early Sunday filling in the large sinkhole that opened up in Dunedin on Thursday. Crews were back on site early Sunday filling in the large sinkhole that opened up in Dunedin on Thursday.
Engineers with the City of Dunedin will continue to monitor the situation. Engineers with the City of Dunedin will continue to monitor the situation.
DUNEDIN, FL -

A steady flow of dump trucks loaded with dirt made their way into a Dunedin neighborhood Sunday morning.

Crews were using the soil to fill a large sinkhole that opened up early Thursday morning. The large crevice led engineers to destroy two homes that were badly damaged when the sinkhole opened up.

Tom Burke, City of Dunedin engineer, was among those supervising the work this weekend.

Related story: Second home near Dunedin sinkhole demolished

“It’s a remarkably big hole and we’ve never had this kind of sinkhole activity here before,” Burke said. “We’re simply trying to get the hole filled as best we can to stabilize the site and reduce the risk of hazard to the adjacent properties.”

Burke and his team of engineers estimate it will take approximately five to six-thousand cubic yards of dirt to fill the sinkhole.

Filling a large sinkhole isn’t a task that is done quickly or easily. Officials hope to complete the task sometime Sunday night but Burke and his staff will continue to monitor the situation and may have to return with more dirt on Monday.

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