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Water main break closes Port St. Lucie Blvd.

Sink hole caused two lanes to collapse
A water main break on the Treasure Coast has shut down a street in Port St. Lucie.
Posted at 4:22 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-02 19:00:13-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A water main break on the Treasure Coast shut down a street in Port St. Lucie on Friday.

The break along SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. caused a large sink hole in the middle of the roadway causing both lanes to collapse.

Police say they responded to this area around 10:30 a.m. after a contractor was doing some road work and struck one of the water lines causing that sinkhole.

City officials say 324 residential homes and six commercial customers will temporarily lose water service.

A boil water advisory is in effect for those impacted and are being notified by city workers.

Both lanes from SW Gatlin Blvd. to SW Darwin Blvd. were shut down so workers could the area.

"They’re gonna work to reopen it as quickly as possible. the main thing is getting the sink hole pumped out of water so they can repair the line and then get to work on repairing the roadway," said Richard Del Toro, Assistant Chief of Port St. Lucie Police.

Repairs on the water main break and the roadway were completed Saturday.