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Dunedin: Sinkhole appears stable, no more cracks reported

Dunedin: Sinkhole appears stable, no more cracks reported

DUNEDIN, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Robmar Road has been reopened to the public, all sidewalk repair and public utilities are complete, according to city officials.

Officials said the two homes at 1100 Robmar and 1112 Robmar have been completely removed from the properties and the sinkhole has been filled by city crews.

Thursday, November 14, the sinkhole opened up to the size of an estimated 96 feet wide and 56 feet deep, according to the city. The city of Dunedin Public Works Department and city of Dunedin Fire Department worked under emergency measures to secure the sinkhole for the purposes of public safety and protection of adjacent properties and public infrastructure, city officials said.

Neighboring residents that were evacuated were allowed back into their homes as of Monday at noon, and officials said at this time, the sinkhole appears to be stable with no further cracks reported.

Crews said they used 5,000 cubic yards of dirt to fill the hole. In total, officials said current estimated costs accrued by the city's emergency response effort are $90,000.

City leaders said property owners affected, or with concerns, are encouraged to work directly with their insurance providers and professional consultants and that reports on sinkholes in Pinellas County can be obtained by contacting the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office online at pcpao.org or call (727) 464-3207.

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