Officials: Massive sinkhole in Pasco County is getting bigger

Posted at 8:41 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 09:12:05-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- New evidence shows that a massive sinkhole in Land O' Lakes is getting bigger. 

Officials say it's because there isn't any support for the soil as it dries out. 

The hole is now about 235 feet wide, about 10 feet wider than a few days ago. 

The sinkhole swallowed two homes, and now because of the growth, two other homes have been warned they may need to evacuate.

County leaders say water samples from 17 wells will be retested for any signs of contamination.