1,200-foot sinkhole opens up in Ohio: Pipeline exposed and hanging — Gas company working to fix problem — “I’ve never seen anything like this… very unusual situation” (PHOTOS)

Published: November 29th, 2012 at 1:41 pm ET
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Times-Reporter, Nov 28, 2012:

Source: 19 Action News

A section of land the length of four football fields collapsed Wednesday afternoon leaving a gaping hole [...]

The collapse left about 70 to 80 feet of a 4-inch natural gas line exposed, and hanging [...]

[...] an Ohio Department of Natural Resources geologist was at the scene to assist in determining the cause of the collapse.

WTOV, Nov 28, 2012:

“I’ve worked for ODOT 16 years now and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said [ODOT District Deputy Director Lloyd] MacAdams. “This is very unusual situation. You would never think this pond would make it to the state route.”

19 Action News, Nov 29, 2012:

Dover Fire Captain Mike Mosser said that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, ODOT and the gas company are working to fix the problem. The gas company has addressed an exposed gas line that is no longer a hazard to the surrounding community.

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