Small sinkhole opens near Juneau school

Associated PressSeptember 14, 2012 

JUNEAU -- A small sinkhole opened Thursday in land maintained by Juneau Parks and Recreation near the athletic fields by Thunder Mountain High School.

The Juneau Empire says the sinkhole was about a foot wide and 5 feet deep.

Parks and Landscape Superintendent George Schaaf says a barricade was put up around the sinkhole and a contractor called to fill it in.

Sinkholes form when the rock, clay or soil beneath the surface is dissolved or washed away and the surface collapses.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service