Sinkhole opens up in RadioShack parking lot

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 09:20:47-04

DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — A large hole opened up in the RadioShack parking lot in Dickson after flash flooding in the area.

Justin Bennett went to the Dunkin’ Donuts to get breakfast and saw it.

“Sometimes it makes me wonder, is it going to fall out while we’re driving?” Bennett said, “I was kind of sketched out at first, but I pulled in any way.”

Land owner Wyatt Harper said he’s waiting on an insurance adjuster to come out, and an engineer, so they can assess the damage. Harper said the businesses are still open.

“It’s a big hole, and as long as nobody got hurt, that’s fine,” Harper said, “It looks as though the damage stops right there, and all the tenants can do business.”

The hole is right next to a storm water drain. “A lot of water came through there.”

It’s down the street from a notorious sinkhole that’s off highway 46. There’s a dispute on who is responsible for fixing it.

“It’s not shocking to see another hole in the ground it’s just your average town, it is what it is,” Bennett said.

Wyatt said his goal is to get this fixed as soon as he can. “It’s just something you have to prepare for and something we have to take care of.”