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Water main break creates 8-foot hole on Pine Hills road, fire rescue says

150 OUC customers were impacted

A hole estimated to be about 15 feet by 20 feet under the road, opened at Silver Star Road and Le Havre Boulevard on Oct. 1, 2018. (Image: Sky 6)
A hole estimated to be about 15 feet by 20 feet under the road, opened at Silver Star Road and Le Havre Boulevard on Oct. 1, 2018. (Image: Sky 6)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A water main break that created a large hole in the Orlando neighborhood of Pine Hills opened on Monday, causing fire rescue officials to close down the area.

As of 10:45 p.m., officials said the water main had been repaired. Some water customers may still experience intermittent low pressure until the system builds back up to full pressure, but the situation has been resolved.

The hole, estimated to be about 15 feet by 20 feet under the road, opened in the area of Silver Star Road and Le Havre Boulevard on Monday afternoon, Orange County Fire Rescue officials said.

The opening was about 8 feet, firefighters said.

About 150 people in Staghorn Villas, Riviera Shores and the nearby neighborhoods were affected.

Orlando Utility Company officials said crews assessed the break near the intersection of Princeton Street and Silver Star Road, where the hole opened up.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area.