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Crews begin filling sinkhole at Corvette Museum

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Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode poses with the first rock along with workers who will help to fill the hole. (Courtesy: Corvette Museum/YouTube) Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode poses with the first rock along with workers who will help to fill the hole. (Courtesy: Corvette Museum/YouTube)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Work is officially underway to fill in the massive sinkhole at the Corvette Museum.

Eight corvettes fell into the sinkhole in February, when it opened up inside the museum.

For months, it was a tourist attraction as people stopped by to see it. The hole has a 48-inch access to one side of the cave, which will remain after the sinkhole is filled.

"We have some ideas for an exhibit where you can see into the cave via a camera with lights, and guests would be able to maneuver the camera, so we needed access to the cave to allow us to service that equipment as needed," said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing & Communications Manager.

Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode tossed the "first rock" into the hole Monday.

"Each side of the cave is approximately 30 feet long and about 20 feet high. It's just not feasible to fill the entire cave with rock so the construction team had to get creative with plugging every crevice," said Strode.

It should take about two weeks to fill in the sinkhole.

The entire work taking place inside the Skydome area should be finished by July.

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