West Knox sinkhole swallows a tree

West Knox sinkhole swallows a tree

September 6th, 2013 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Utility workers work to reconnect a water pipe in the frontyard of a home in the affluent Gettysvue subdivision of Knoxville on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, after a sinkhole opened beneath its driveway the previous evening. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE - Knox County crews have closed a portion of Polo Club Drive in West Knox County following discovery of a sinkhole at a residence.

The sinkhole is located right beside the house and actually swallowed a tree when it opened up, said Jim Snowden, deputy director of the Knox County Department of Engineering and Public Works.

The sinkhole is about 15-by-20-feet wide, he said.

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