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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sinkholepocalypse Now: Gaping Earth-Toned Maw of Hell Prepares to Swallow Reston Whole

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From the Twitter machine comes this photo of the horrific sinkhole that opened without warning this morning on Lawyers Road near its intersection with Steeplechase Drive in South Reston. This is what happens when you anger the Sleestaks by building a giant underground parking garage that encroaches on their kingdom, the end.

Update: Some v. v. exciting aerial footage, courtesy of the DRB Predator drone the ActionMcNews chopper:


  1. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMay 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    The Florida-zation of Reston has begun. Can the Burmese pythons and hanging chads be far behind?

    Actually, what we see here is the continuing effort by VDOT to slim down our obese roads. Inspired by Governor Chris Christie's just announced gastric band surgery, this is evidence that VDOT and Engineer Randy have conducted a similar operation to slim down Lawyers Road even more. What appears to be a water pipe is actually the gastric band, but VDOT obviously has to refine its laparoscopic skills in order not to cut such a large hole in its next patient.

    I can think of far, far better places for a sinkhole to open in Reston, the mini-commercial strip on Soapstone being without question the preferred sacrificial victim.

  2. I am sure that regular commenters on this blog will blame this on Hudgins. I know I do.

  3. Love the guy on the ground taking pictures of the helicopter taking pictures. Best video of a hole in the ground ever!

  4. Finally! The C.H.U.D.s have arrived in Reston.

  5. A Rose By Any other NameMay 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Who knew the hell-mouth was under Reston all this time? Time to call Buffy in?


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