Hole opens on Oak Ridge High School soccer field

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – The city school system in Oak Ridge is filling a sinkhole that opened on a soccer field. Oak Ridge High School soccer coach Jon Day told WBIR-TV (http://bit.ly/ZifhNC ) he first noticed the hole a couple of weeks ago, when it was about the size of a bowling ball. He moved practice and the field was closed. The hole continued to grow, reaching a depth of about 12 feet and a diameter of about 7 feet. Oak Ridge Schools maintenance director Allen Thacker said a geotechnical firm was called in to survey the field. The school system is now excavating the sinkhole and filling it.