In Okeechobee County, employees at the Emergency Operations Center got an unexpected surprise over the weekend. They discovered a big hole right in the middle of their driveway.
The cause of this hole? A water main had a leak, and this leak eroded the ground, creating the gap. John Hayford, who is the Executive Director of the Okeechobee Utility Authority, explained what happened. He said that the leak occurred at a water valve, and they are working on fixing it. He mentioned that they are hoping to have it repaired soon.
The good news is that, to the best of their knowledge, nobody in the area has lost access to water, and there hasn’t been any contamination of the water system due to low pressure. So, while it was a surprising situation, it seems like things are under control.
To find out more about sinkholes in Montgomery County, check the Okeechobee County maps page.
Source: South Central Florida Life
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