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Water main break causes sinkhole on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers Tuesday morning

Posted: 8:47 AM, Nov 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-12 10:44:58-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Dozens of businesses are without service due to a water main break along Tamiami Trail in South Fort Myers.

It happened around 6:25 a.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes of Tamiami Trail just south of Youngquist Road, at the entrance to Horizon Plaza.

According to a Lee County spokesperson, about 15 businesses are temporarily without access due to their entrance being blocked. About 50 commercial customers are without water service, but no residences are affected.

A garbage truck was partially sunk into the sinkhole created by the water main break, but it has been safely removed.

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Crews are repairing the site, and are expected to be done by 5 p.m.

All southbound lanes of Tamiami Trial are open in the area.