A massive sinkhole swallowed one vehicle in Woodbridge, Virginia, Thursday evening, when a protion of Princedale Drive literally collapsed underground.
Since the sinkhole is still growing, it can’t be approached for repairs yet… And that of course, scares residents living around.
The first reports of a gaping hole in the street came around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019, forcing Prince William County officers to close Princedale Drive between Roundtree Drive and Saddler Lane.
Video and photos from the scene showed the sinkhole in the shoulder of Princedale Drive, extending across the entire roadway.
— Uli…TheMan…TheMyth (@CubnItalianKing) July 4, 2019
On Thursday evening, county police said the stricken road segment will remain closed “for an undetermined amount of time” until crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation can make repairs.
HUGE SHOUT OUT to Waggy’s towing for your assistance in removing a car from the sink hole on Princedale Dr. Motorists are reminded to expect a long term closure of Princedale between Roundtree Dr & Saddler Ln. Continue to follow us, @PWCFireRescue & @VaDOTNOVA for updates #PWCPD pic.twitter.com/adHbrrv3Ri
— Prince William PD (@PWCPolice) July 5, 2019
As of Friday morning, it was unclear what caused the behemoth sinkhole to form or precisely when the road will re-open again.
For safety reasons, police are telling residents in the area to avoid approaching the sinkhole, to avoid taking pictures and to avoid catching a glimpse as the area around it may still be unstable and is hazardous.
First an deadly lightning strike and then this huge sinkhole in the ground. The 4th of July 2019 was kind of creepy, what do you think?