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Town Assists Exeter HOA in Addressing New Sinkhole

Drilling work to determine the extent of the sinkhole is in process.

Post Date:10/11/2017 4:02 PM

Test drilling on the Exeter sinkhold on October 11 2017Leesburg, VA (October 11, 2017) – Yesterday morning, a resident on Jared Square NE, in the Exeter neighborhood in northeast Leesburg, noticed a large indentation in the pavement of Jared Square near the intersection with Fieldstone Drive. Upon inspection, Town staff determined that the indentation is a sinkhole. At that time, the sinkhole measured approximately 30 feet by 30 feet and 14 inches deep.

In discussion with Exeter Homeowners Association board members and management company representatives, Town staff have arranged for geotechnical analysis of the sinkhole by General Excavation and GeoConcepts Engineering. This analysis will consist drilling 12 test holes to determine the sinkhole’s width and depth. Drilling is expected to be completed this afternoon or tomorrow morning, with results delivered to staff by tomorrow afternoon.

Currently, Town staff plans to begin excavation of the sinkhole on Friday, October 13, 2017. Once the geotechnical analysis is completed and staff have reviewed the results, the Town will release additional information about plans to repair the sinkhole.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer
barnett@leesburgva.gov 
703-771-2734


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