CHICAGO (CBS) — A northwest Indiana couple finally convinced authorities to listen to their complaints about a sinkhole in their back yard, after it opened up over the weekend into a massive crater that swallowed six trees.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Letitia Casto had a small sinkhole in her back yard for years, caused by a stormwater pipe under the ground. During a downpour over the weekend, that small hole turned into a gaping chasm.
“My husband stuck his head out, he said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but the sinkhole just got bigger,’” she said. “It was like a river of water that was inside it, and it just kept washing away all of the soil.”