Sewer main repaired near Tarpon Springs sinkhole

- Pinellas County crews have repaired a sewer line break that was caused by a sinkhole in Tarpon Springs.

The sinkhole opened up Wednesday on Mango Street near US 19. It's very close to the Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park, where some residents have been evacuated.

Officials said the sinkhole is approximately 60 feet wide and 35 feet deep. When it opened, a 30-inch sewer force main was damaged.

Crews were able to divert all of the sewage away from the break in order to make a repair. Residents were asked Wednesday to reduce their water usage.

As of Saturday morning, a temporary repair was complete and residents could resume normal water usage.

No homes or business have been damaged by the sinkhole activity. City officials said contractors were working to fix a previous road collapse in the area when the sinkhole opened.

Crews will continue to monitor the situation throughout the weekend.

 

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