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6/29/05-Smith County

Giant Sinkhole Continues To Grow, Scientists To Study It

The mysterious giant sinkhole in Smith County is getting bigger.

It's now up to 80 feet in diameter. And water has started to bubble up from the bottom.

It has become quite an attraction for the public. And TX-DOT says that's dangerous. Crews have put up more barriers to keep people from getting too close and possibly hurting themselves.

The sinkhole formed Sunday morning, and it was close to 100 feet deep. Since then, more pavement and dirt have fallen in.

TX-DOT plans to send out scientists in the next couple of days to figure out the cause.

Julie Tam, reporting. jtam@kltv.com

 

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