Officials are investigating after three sinkholes opened up near DeLeon Springs State Park on Friday, according to a press release.
The first sinkhole, about 40 feet in diameter and 20 feet deep, was reported shortly before 10 a.m. on Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Two smaller sinkholes later opened up near the park’s entrance.
The sinkholes caused the closure of the park’s swimming area because of cloudy water.
Homeowners nearby were asked to stop using their driveways because they are too close to the sinkhole. It’s possible they may have to evacuate from their homes if the sinkholes grow larger.
Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division is in touch with the Florida Geological Service, which is the lead agency for sinkholes in Volusia County.
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