|Published:||Aug 06, 2012 2:09 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 06, 2012 4:19 PM EDT|
ESTERO, Fla.- Crews worked all day at US 41 and Coconut Road in Estero where a giant hole opened up in the ground. This is happened after a water main broke. Crews did manage to repair the watermain this afternoon. They also secured the hole. Tuesday morning Lee County DOT will work to repair the traffic lights at the intersection.
Crews are removing the asphalt and dirt out of the hole, which is estimated to be about 20 feet long and 15 feet wide. The pipe broke sometime Sunday afternoon and was reported after someone spotted water coming out of the ground.
Bonita Springs utilities is the main crew working the scene and the company says water from the break pushed the dirt up to the surface, taking the traffic control box out, which is why the traffic lights are out at this intersection right now.
Turning lanes off of 41 and on Coconut Road are shut down. This caused major headaches for motorists.
A nearby medical office had no water for a few hours, as a result of the watermain break. Patients had to reschedule their surgeries.
Crews are trying to determine the cause of the break. It may be from lighting or simply old age.
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