SPRING HILL — Tropical Storm Debby isn't done yet.
With receding floodwaters and clear skies above, the storm's latest aftershock hit Hernando County residents early Friday when a ground depression formed and partially shut down one of the county's busiest highways.
The depression formed along the southbound lanes of U.S. 19, just south of Spring Hill Drive, and though barely visible it shut two of the three lanes down.
The road could reopen as early as today, authorities said.
The depression was first noticed about 2 a.m. Friday as crews were resurfacing the road. Both the outside and center lanes were closed shortly afterward, said Kris Carson, a spokeswoman with the Florida Department of Transportation.
It made for quite the headache.
Spring Hill resident Peter Zahos, 65, pulled into a CVS store near the intersection Friday afternoon, frustrated with the traffic. He said his errands were taking about 15 minutes longer than normal.
"The congestion has been really bad," Zahos said. "I'm behind schedule."
Harold Roy, also of Spring Hill, agreed.
"It was very bad compared to normal," he said.
Underneath the depression, workers found several voids, Carson said.
Crews were planning to pump grout into them Friday night, she said, with hopes of being able to reopen the lanes today.
Staff writer Tony Marrero contributed to this report. Danny Valentine can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 848-1432.