UPDATE: Expect delays as crews continue to repair washout of Red Bug Lake Road

Both directions affected from Rollingwood Loop to Copperfield Terrace

The road was closed in both directions from Rollingwood Loop to Copperfield Terrace after the crash Thursday night. (Seminole County Government)

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.

ORIGINAL STORY:

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.

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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.

Lanes remained closed overnight and through the morning as crews work to repave the road, government officials said in a tweet. (Seminole County Government)

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.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is made available.


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