A sinkhole is a hole that may form in the road or in your yard. The hole can be from many things, an old tree stump, a hole in a utility pipe, or settling debris. Sometimes sewer and storm drain pipes (different pipes and systems) can crack or separate. This opening allows water and soil to get into the pipe - leaving a hole up above it! Generally our sinkholes are isolated to an area right next to the pipe. These holes are usually only a few feet wide and deep, unlike sinkholes in Florida that are caused by limestone erosion. Areas of concern should be reported for investigation and routed to the right agency.