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Residents evacuated, engineers to examine possible sinkhole in Port Richey

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A large hole opened near a condo at the Orchards of Radcliffe complex in Port Richey. A large hole opened near a condo at the Orchards of Radcliffe complex in Port Richey.
An opossum is located in the hole. An opossum is located in the hole.
PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - Structural engineers will examine a large hole that opened near a condo at the Orchards of Radcliffe complex in Port Richey.

The hole opened Sunday around 7 p.m.. Firefighters evacuated residents in the unit closest to the hole as a precaution. Residents in the building's five other units chose to stay.

Crews measured the hole Monday and say it is about 9 feet deep and 4-to-5 feet wide. They have not yet determined if it is a sinkhole or some other type of depression.

An opossum was inside the hole on Monday (see photo). Workers at the condo complex were trying to rescue the opossum early Monday afternoon.

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