Sink holes don't just happen in Florida, folks in Eaton County are dealing with one that has closed a rural Highway,

A sink hole that is over 10 feet wide and nearly 10 feet deep  has caused authorities to close down North Cochran Road in Eaton County.   It is southwest of Grand Ledge.

So what causes a sink hole?  Sometimes heavy weight on soft soil can result in the collapse of ground.  Sin holes can also form when the land  surface is changed, Some areas  are more susceptible to erosion  and there for the formation of sink holes.

Sink holes can very in width and depth.  One of the most devastating sink holes in recent history hit Guatemala City.  An area approximately 65feet wide and 100feet deep collapsed, and it swallowed a three story factory and ended up killing 15 people.

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