Early on Wednesday morning in Boynton Beach, Florida, a tractor-trailer fell victim to a massive sinkhole following a water main break at the intersection of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Lawrence Road.
The incident: The water main ruptured around 2 a.m., creating a gaping chasm estimated to be 44 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 10 feet deep.
- A small crane was utilized to lift out the truck, which was caught by the sinkhole as it passed through the intersection.
- Fortunately, no injuries were reported from this dramatic incident.
Road closures: Several roads remain closed as crews labor intensively to repair the 16-inch main break.
- Officials are urging motorists to steer clear of the impacted areas, including key intersections along Boynton Beach Boulevard and Lawrence Road.
Amid the ongoing repairs, the City of Boynton Beach has issued clear advisories for drivers to avoid the specified closure points.
What's next: The road and water main repairs are underway, with no specific timeline released for when the road will fully reopen.