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Repairs expected to begin at Winter Haven sinkhole

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: May 30, 2014 at 07:02 AM

Geologists and business owners continue to monitor a sinkhole that formed Thursday morning in the parking lot of a Publix shopping center.

According to broadcast reports, the sinkhole — which now measures 75 feet wide and 15 feet deep — appears to have stabilized, and repairs are expected to begin today provided the sinkhole does not grow.

No injuries have been reported, and the building, which houses a Publix, Kmart and other smaller stores, has no structural damage.

On Thursday, three businesses — Jade Nails, Rainbow clothing store and China Garden restaurant — were closed until further notice, according to Winter Haven police.

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