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Sinkhole forms at South Windsor business

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SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

A large sinkhole opened up threatening to ruin large machinery at South Windsor industrial park on Wednesday afternoon.

The recent storms and heavy downpours created the big sinkhole in the parking lot, which forced workers to park away from the Edwin Road industrial park, and walk to work.

"Look at the size of it!" said Amy Blackburn of Granby and an employee at the industrial park. "Just the amount of rain was so fast yesterday. It was just instant, and it really looked like a waterfall. It was just raging."

The amount of water forced the land to give way. Employees told Eyewitness News that the owner had been surveying the area for some water issues, but they have never seen anything like this sinkhole.

Some trucks and heavy equipment were dangling over the edge of the opening, while the parking lot resembled a lake.

"Well it rained hard," said Paula Thomas of Enfield and an employee. "We had 3 inches of rain at my house in Ellington in about twenty minutes."

Thomas also had to park her car on the higher end of the parking lot, but she said she is still worried about the ground.

"The building continually sinks," said Thomas. "They just built a wall a few years ago, because the parking lot sank. So you're a little scared."

The property owner of the lot the industrial park sits on, Andre Charbonneau and Sons, declined to comment on the story.

The South Windsor Public Works department told Eyewitness News that they are sending out the town engineer later this week, before the sinkhole can be filled.

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