MORE SINKHOLE DOOM FOR ILLINOIS METRO EAST ST. LOUIS!
Oh great more Sinkholes in Illinois just right across the river from St. Louis.
MONROE COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) - At least five sinkholes surround John Green's Monroe County, Ill. home, and they're growing in size and number. "It's not a big concern for me," said Green. "It's kind of like living on a hill with a valley down below."
Mike Fausz, Administrator of the Monroe County Zoning Department, says pits like those around Green's home are pretty common. In fact, many small ponds that dot the area are the result of sinkholes.
Because soft limestone bedrock lies beneath the surface, certain parts of southwestern Ill. are prone to sinkholes. They include parts of Madison, St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph counties.