The Zephyrhills section of Morris Bridge Road was closed on Friday afternoon due to a hole that suddenly crossed the edge of the road.
The hole was about 4 feet wide in the middle of the north lane on Morris Bridge Road. Even Pasco County and Zephyrhills officials will not go so far as to call the hole a “sinkhole”. However, the province confirmed that a geotechnical team had been called into the area to determine the strength of the road.
Until then, the county closed Morris Bridge Road in both directions between State Road 54 and Chancey Road. This means that drivers have limited access to the area around Leisure Days RV Resort, Charity Baptist Church and Chester Taylor Elementary School.
This is the second time this month that land under Zephyrhills Road has suddenly caved in, closing roads and lanes.
On May 4, the hole engulfed parts of Chancey Road and grew to about 6 feet wide and 4 feet deep, Pasco County officials said. The gap has forced district leaders to temporarily close the road between 6th Avenue and Copeland Drive due to safety concerns.
The road has reopened in the meantime.
To learn more about sinkholes in Hillsborough County Florida, check the Hillsborough County Sinkhole Map page.
Source: Tampa Bay Times