Sinkhole in Altamonte Springs forces 13 people to evacuate

Crews are at the scene at Royal Arms Condominiums

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Officials said a sinkhole in Altamonte Springs has forced 13 people to evacuate.

Crews are at the scene at the Royal Arms Condominiums.

Altamonte Springs police said officers got the call about a sinkhole around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the sinkhole has grown since that time.

Crews will evaluate the sinkhole Wednesday morning.

An officer will keep an eye on the situation overnight.

Red Cross officials said they made sure residents who had to evacuate found a place to stay.

Sinkhole alley

Some parts along the I-4 have more reported sinkholes than other areas of Florida, according to data from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The I-4 corridor is known as "sinkhole alley," according to University of Florida professor emeritus of geology Dr. Anthony Randozzo.

Florida's geological survey study shows all reported incidents of sinkholes. Take a look at the map below to see the number of sinkholes that have been reported in surrounding Orlando-area counties.

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