Large sinkhole opens near apartments in Dunedin, crews on the scene

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Crews are on the scene of a large sinkhole at a Dunedin apartment complex. 

It was reported near 1311 Powderpuff Drive around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

According to Dunedin Fire, the hole measures approximately 10 feet by 10 feet wide and is about 10 feet deep.  As crews analyzed the hole, they thought it may have been a possible collapse of a storm drain.

But, city crews investigated storm and sewer pipes around the collapse and ruled it a definite sinkhole.

A witness told Action News he watched fire crews push a car away from the hole, in case it expanded.  (See video in Media Player)

No evacuations were ordered.

This hole is located approximately 1.2 miles away from a sinkhole that opened on Robmar Road in November, 2013.  The sinkhole destroyed two homes.

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