Sinkhole causes traffic headaches in Sorrento, deputies say

Single lane of traffic reopens as crews conduct emergency road repairs

Sinkhole on westbound S.R. 46 causing traffic problems in Sorrento, deputies say. (Image: Lake County Sheriff's Office) (WKMG)

SORRENTO, Fla. – A sinkhole caused traffic problems in Sorrento, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies posted photos Friday of a hole in the westbound lane of State Road 46 near Deerwood Farm Road. Sheriff’s Office officials said they were trying to establish a detour.

Drivers were being asked to go through DeLand or Apopka to travel between Sorrento and Sanford, according to a tweet from the Sheriff’s Office.

Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said Saturday that a single lane of traffic reopened as crews conducted emergency road repairs.

Both directions of State Road 46 will be flagged through a single lane just east of County Road 46A, officials said.

Drivers were advised to expect delays and seek alternate routes or avoid the area if possible. Officials added that motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed while driving and allow extra time to navigate the area.

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