A Florida supermarket parking lot has experienced the opening of a massive 85-foot sinkhole, with the gaping void growing by the hour, UK MailOnline reported.
The hole was initially 30 feet wide and less than five feet deep when it first developed on Thursday morning in front of a Publix in Winter Haven outside of Tampa and across from Legoland Florida theme park.
According to the Associated Press, Winter Haven Police say no injuries have been reported. FDOT crews are at the scene to make sure the roadway in front of the store has not been compromised. The parking lot is private property and the owners have contacted geologists to evaluate, police say.
At this time, there has been no structure damage to the building, which houses Publix, K-Mart and a host of smaller businesses. There has been no evacuation at this time.
Millie Dean arrived to her job as a floral arranger at the Publix at Winter Haven Square around 5:45 a.m. Thursday morning and noticed a buckle in the parking lot. WFLA-TV reports She told those inside they better move their cars. She laughs that nobody believed her but now, more than 100 parking spots are blocked off..