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Road paving begins at repaired Spring Hill sinkhole site

SPRING HILL — A massive sinkhole that caused the sudden evacuation of a homeowner on Eldridge Road was filled Tuesday and crews will pave the street today, Hernando County officials said.

Work to fill the sinkhole that had homeowner Linda Fisher scrambling to pack her belongings began Monday, said Virginia Singer, the county spokeswoman.

A report from a geo-technical consultant is not expected to be available until next week, Singer said.

Fisher lives at 9759 Eldridge Road, where the sinkhole that swallowed her driveway and part of her front yard was discovered Saturday evening. The sinkhole grew to roughly 40 yards wide and 30 feet deep.

Hernando County hired a contractor to remove road debris, including chunks of pavement that had dropped into the void. Workers then filled the hole with a mixture of sand and concrete.

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