Large hole concerns residents in Spring Hill neighborhood

Photo: WKRN

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – People living in the Haynes Crossing subdivision in Spring Hill are concerned about a hole that opened up in the neighborhood.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

A father playing with his children discovered the hole about a week ago in a dried up pond near his backyard. The area is surrounded by homes and is a common area where children play.

The man’s wife contacted the neighborhood homeowner’s association and neighbors were notified in an email on Monday.

The area is blocked off by caution tape and people are being advised to stay away from the hole.

It is approximately four feet deep and goes back approximately six feet under a tree.

“I’m worried about all our kids playing for a variety of reasons around here, but I’m specifically concerned about that area because it is so close to my house,” said neighbor and mother Melissa Tubs.

“It’s a common area in the back of all our houses where kids like to play down there,” she added.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Many living in the area wonder if it is the opening to an underground cave.

A geologist has been contacted and will take a look at the hole sometime next week to determine exactly what it is.

“We told kids it’s best to stay away from the area because we don’t know a whole lot about it,” Tubs told News 2.

Those living in the area told News 2 it’s not the first time a hole has opened up in the neighborhood off Buckner Lane.

A massive hole formed several months ago in the driveway of a home about a hundred yards away.

The formation of the hole comes after heavy rainfall during the month of November.

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