Crews work to repair road after apparent sinkhole opens in DeLand

Affected lane on State Road 15A to remain closed throughout weekend

DeLAND, Fla. – Crews with the Florida Department of Transportation arrived Thursday night in DeLand after an apparent sinkhole opened.

It happened in the northbound lanes of State Road 15A near U.S. Highway 17.

FDOT officials said a depression formed around 4:30 p.m. and crews closed the northbound outside right lane of the road.

The hole was 5 feet by 7 feet and about 9 feet at the deepest portion, FDOT said. A crew that was working a few streets over was able to arrive quickly and close the road before anyone drove into it.

FDOT Materials and Research assisted Thursday. Officials said a decision was made to fill and compact the hole.

The northbound outside right lane will remain closed throughout the weekend. FDOT said the inside lane is expected to be opened sometime after 11 p.m. Thursday.

The southbound lanes are open and were unaffected by the incident, officials said.