University of Tennessee – Knox County Sinkhole in Tennessee
A massive sinkhole opened at the University of Tennessee Campus in Knox County, Knoxville on the morning of February 28, 2020.
According to the UT Facilities Services, the sinkhole was caused by a water main break along Middle Drive, between Ferris Hall, Perkins Hall and the Science Engineering and Research Facility, and near the Hill and Neyland Stadium. The incident led to the collapse of the roadway. The second-floor handicap entrance of the SERF building was also washed out.
Water supply was cut off to at least two academic buildings near the affected area. The hole also exposed natural gas lines so service to the Hill was shut off. The road was closed to vehicles though it remains open for pedestrians.
To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Knoxville, check this Knox County sinkhole map.
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