Sinkhole forms after water main break caused by Tampa crash

TAMPA — Part of Interbay Boulevard will remain closed for most of the week following a sinkhole that formed Monday morning during a water main break caused by a car hitting a fire hydrant, officials said.

The car crashed into the hydrant about 7 a.m. Tampa Water Department workers were at the scene Monday morning to determine the extent of the damage. Interbay Boulevard was closed between S Sixth Street and S Sheridan Road.

Water department officials announced Monday that "normal traffic patterns" would resume by 3:30 p.m. Friday, depending on weather conditions. Andrea Davis, spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department, later said it would be "at least two days" before Interbay would reopen.

Motorists will be detoured to MacDill and Himes avenues, officials said.

Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes during the repairs.

Sinkhole forms after water main break caused by Tampa crash 12/31/12 [Last modified: Monday, December 31, 2012 12:22pm]

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