15-Foot-Deep Sinkhole Swallows Three Cadillacs

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15-Foot-Deep Sinkhole Swallows Three CadillacsWCVB/Instagram

About 90 minutes west of Boston, Massachusetts, a town called Leominster experienced heavy rains and flooding this week. The rushing waters caused significant damage to the area, especially at Durand Cadillac on Main Street. A massive sinkhole opened up, yawning into an eventual 15-foot-deep crevasse and swallowing three Cadillac SUVs whole.

The Sarlacc (Star Wars reference, people) of Leominster attempted to eat the trio of Cadillacs on Wednesday and wash them out to the Nashua River. Before they were hauled out, the SUVs clung to the edge of the sinkhole and waited for rescue.


Sinkholes, the U.S. Geological Survey explains, are common where limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks lie under the surface. As flooding and groundwater dissolve the rocks, spaces open up underground, collapsing the structure and rendering the area unstable.

No word yet on calculated damages, but that can’t be good for any of the SUVs. The vehicles would have been worth about $200,000 when new, CBS News reports, but now they’ve been jostled, muddied, scratched, and dented and won’t fetch nearly that much at this point. Unless someone really wants to buy a sinkhole souvenir.

"I've been here 33 years and never seen anything close to this," the Durant Cadillac dealership owner told FOX Weather.

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