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Newly repaired sinkhole between homes in Florida retirement village seems to be opening again

A sinkhole between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community that was plugged over the weekend appears to be opening again.

A witness said Wednesday that the sinkhole in The Villages expanded overnight by another 5 to 8 feet. Safety crews are on scene.

Rich Corr lives next door to the house which had been at the center of the sinkhole drama. He told The Villages Daily Sun (http://tinyurl.com/lvv7eqx) that he and his wife are packing their bags.

Over the weekend, repair crews filled the sinkhole after neighbors noticed it was growing and alerted authorities. At that time, a Tampa firm had been working on the sinkhole for about three weeks.

District Public Safety Battalion Chief Pete Carpenter said Saturday the sinkhole expanded under the foundations of both houses.

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Information from: Daily Sun (Lady Lake, Fla.), http://www.thevillagesdailysun.com

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