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This sinkhole opened up in Florida and caused a bunch of chaos

One man was seriously injured because of the sinkhole

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A storm surge covers U.S. 90 in Long Beach, Miss., on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall Sunday, June 7, 2020.

A storm surge covers U.S. 90 in Long Beach, Miss., on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Lukas Flippo, Associated Press

A sinkhole opened up in Florida, causing a widespread amount of chaos including traffic lights toppling over and cable crashes, according to Fox News.

  • One man was injured during the chaos.

What’s the news:

  • The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a large sinkhole opened up in Marion County. The event occurred as Tropical Storm Cristobal sent harsh weather across Florida.
  • A concrete utility pole toppled over after the sinkhole opened.
  • Traffic signals and cables crashed into the intersection.
  • A driver struck cables along the highway, causing his vehicle to flip over. The vehicle crashed into an intersection on its wheels, FOX35reports.

What happened next:

  • Marion County Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Bloom told WFME that authorities cleared up the area to keep the space free and safe.
  • Bloom said: “I just tell the public whenever we have a lot of rain like this, just be aware, use caution. That’s another reason not to drive really fast in the rain — not that this person was driving fast. But to just drive with caution, because you never know what is up ahead of you in a rain like this, certainly in Florida.”