Sinkhole opens behind Florida middle school

- A large sinkhole has opened up behind a school in Apopka, Florida.

City officials confirm that the sinkhole, believed to be caused by Hurricane Irma, sits behind Apopka Memorial Middle School and is several yards wide in some places.  The hole is just north of Votaw Road and has done some damage to the West Orange Trail bike and jogging path.

The school is closed through Thursday, as are all Orange County Public Schools.  Authorities are assessing the dangers and have asked the public to avoid the area. 

 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Sinkhole opens behind Florida middle school
  • 3 injured after small plane crashes into San Jose home
  • Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies
  • Huge fire in Manhattan
  • Rogue planet could bring end of days this weekend, numerologists say
  • 'Enormous number' of parasites in North Korean defector's body, doctors say
  • Spice up your Thanksgiving with this Flamin' Hot Cheetos turkey
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis
  • 20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community
  • Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota