|Published:||Oct 05, 2012 10:42 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 05, 2012 4:59 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Main Street on Fort Myers Beach is closed from San Carlos Blvd to Fisherman's Wharf, due to a sewer line break. Lee County Utilities estimates that 100,000 gallons of sewage leaked into a storm drain.
Lee County Utilities is issuing a no swimming and no fishing advisory for the next 48-72 hours due to the spill. All of the bay side on San Carlos Drive from the Coast Guard station to the end of the street is affected by this.
Drinking water has not been affected.
The master lift station is closed at this time.
Lee Utilities says the call came in at 8:00 this morning, as a water main break. The spill was caused due to a broken 24” force main on Main Street.Officials determined the 24-inch-pipe broke due to its age.
It will take 24 hours for the results of samples to return to determine whether the bay was contaminated.