The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says several homes have been evacuated after a massive sinkhole appeared on Saturday, according to FLORIDA TODAY news partner WTSP-TV in Tampa.
The sinkhole is near the roadway at the intersection of Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way in Spring Hill.
It was initially measured at 25 by 25 feet wide and 30 feet deep, but it quickly grew to become 40 by 40 feet wide.
Cracks appear in the road and homes closest to the sinkhole. One home was evacuated by deputies on Saturday night.
Reports by local residents say the sinkhole’s growth was silent.
Authorities are on scene and will notify more residents to evacuated if the sinkhole continues to grow.