published Friday, September 6th, 2013

West Knox sinkhole swallows a tree

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)
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 /Chattanooga 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.

Read more at Knoxnews.com.

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