SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – UPDATE: Traffic has been reduced to one lane on a portion of Red Bug Lake Road near Casselberry after a crash involving a fire hydrant caused a washout.
The road was closed in both directions from Rollingwood Loop to Copperfield Terrace after the crash Thursday night.
Drivers can expect delays in the area Friday morning.
A vehicle crashing into a fire hydrant closed all east and westbound lanes of Red Bug Lake Road on Thursday night, according to the Seminole County Fire Department.
Fire officials said the wreck shut down lanes in both directions between Rollingwood Loop and Copperfield Terrace.
Lanes will remain closed overnight and through the morning as crews work to repave the road, government officials said in a tweet.
The incident damaged the water main, causing water to wash out the surrounding area and subsequently shut down the roads, fire officials added.
A Twitter post issued by county officials said drivers can expect an “extended closure” and are advised to find alternative routes.
A boil water notice was also sent out to affected residents.
RED BUG LAKE ROAD UPDATE: Closure will remain in place overnight and through the morning as crews work to repair and repave the washout at Rollingwood Loop. @scfdpio @SeminoleSO @Casselberry_FLA @Casselberry_PD pic.twitter.com/WvK1pWQU2N— Seminole County, FL (@seminolecounty) December 3, 2021
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is made available.