Here's a most stunning news report from Fox2Now, coming out of Illinois in the state of Chicago, of a major landslide that left a giant sinkhole in the ground.
"I'm in shock," said Harry Cranmer. The longtime Alton resident could not believe the property he once owned was now a giant hole in the ground. The Alton Fire Chief estimates a hole some 100 feet wide and 100 feet deep formed at the end of Shelly Street. He was cutting the grass Friday on the very spot where the ground collapsed on Saturday. There are two homes at the end of the street that are nestled in the bluffs with a view of the river. One of the homes is for sale and the owners of the other home were not home at the time of collapse. A water crew discovered the problem early Saturday morning while investigating a call for low water pressure. An 80 foot section of a 6-inch water main also broke. Water gushed down the mud creating a mess all the way down to the River Road. "A car slid sideways through the mud, crossed over the lane and hit the guard rail," said Alton Battalion Fire Chief Tom House. "We called the (Illinois) Department of Transportation and they brought out a snow plow pushed a lot of the mud off." Cranmer wonders of an old mining tunnel collapsed. Police blocked off the end of Shelly Street and made sure the gas was turned off in the neighborhood just in case there was another sudden jolt. A crack in the street seemed to grow on Saturday. Officials hoped to have more information from engineers in the days to come. - Fox2Now.
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