|Published:||Jan 21, 2013 12:38 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 21, 2013 6:27 PM EST|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A sinkhole in Lehigh Acres is causing traffic to back-up right at the time when people are heading home. The westbound turn lane from Alabama Road onto Leeland Heights Boulevard as well as the northbound lane of Homestead Road is closed while crews work to repair the damage.
The sinkhole was caused by a 12-inch line break, but the crew says they are still unsure as to what caused the pipe to fail. According to a utility authority representative, it could take up to 10 hours before the sink hole is repaired.
The hole was discovered earlier today by the Florida Government Utility Authority. They noticed an indentation that needed repair. Crews are digging to find the problem and repair the pipe. Once they isolate the problem, they can fill the hole and repair the road.
Obviously, this is creating problems for drivers. If possible, use an alternate route and avoid this intersection, or plan extra time to get through the added traffic.
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