Large sinkhole opens up on UT campus in Knoxville

Large sinkhole opens up on UT campus in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A large drop-out opened up on the University of Tennessee Campus, Friday morning. A drop-out is much like a sink hole cause by water movement.

Water was temporarily shut off inside Perkins and Ferris — Two buildings located on "The Hill" near Ayres Hall.

LIVE: A sinkhole opened up on UT Campus near Ayres Hall.

LIVE: A sinkhole opened up on UT Campus near Ayres Hall.

Posted by WVLT on Friday, February 28, 2020

Natural gas lines were shut off for safety reasons on The Hill.

Officials said soil erosion from a water main break is to blame.

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