Sinkhole Shuts Down Part of Major Florida Interstate

June 25, 2019

Parts of busy Interstate 75 was shut down in Florida after a sinkhole opened up.

The southbound lanes were shut down just in time for rush hour traffic Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the sinkhole is growing rapidly and was only about a foot wide when it was first spotted.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy said later the sinkhole had grown to about 10 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but appeared to have stabilized. He said water could be heard underneath the sinkhole.

Officials are urging drivers to avoid the area.

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