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7/3/05-Smith County

Day 8: Sinkhole Grows, Still No Explanation

It's been one week since we first showed you a giant sinkhole in Smith County.

The hole continues to grow, and officials have still offered no explanation for how it started.

The 90-foot-wide hole is on FM 724, a couple of miles north of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

Today, DPS troopers told us there are more cracks on the road's surface, even yards away from the sinkhole. Road crews have put sandbags near the edge of the hole, so they'll know when more pavement falls in.

TX-DOT says they'll be back out on Tuesday to continue studying the sinkhole.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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