Oxford Hopes Sink with Seismic Report
The engineers who conducted seismic tests at the Oxford sinkhole report the hole is still growing and there is strong evidence that more sinkholes may follow.
GHD engineering says the results of their 100 thousand dollar study suggest the Lions Park should remain off-limits to the public, likely permanently.
In fact, the report says there is a strong possibility of further collapse between the current hole and Oxford’s Main Street. A further depression along the edge of the on-ramp to the Trans Canada Highways raises concerns about road transportation between Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada.
Armed with this latest information, the town can begin to consider its options while monitoring the areas of immediate concern. Water and electrical lines are under the worrisome area along Main Street.
Drones may be used to capture on-going aerial views of a string of potential sinkholes that stretch from Oxford, across the Trans Canada to Springhill.
Meanwhile, the Oxford Lions Club is considering its options given that a return to the club’s facilities at the park is now out of the question. They may be able to dismantle the building, either to reassemble it elsewhere in the community or to simply sell the useable building materials and assets.
It is a deepening blow to the already hard-hit community.
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