Lubbock Sinkhole Traced to Early 1900’sNews Monday, September 9th, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) _ Lee Smithwick knew something was weird when his sprinkler disappeared. As he was watering the lawn of his West Texas home, a hole opened in his yard. The sprinkler ended up in a tunnel that had collapsed. Now, Texas Tech historians are trying to figure out what’s beneath Smithwick’s property. Texas Tech curator Scott White says the tunnel is an “interesting mystery.” KCBD-TV reports the experts believe the tunnel constructed after a rail line was extended in the early 1900s. It’s likely the city will order the tunnel filled in for safety reasons.
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