Possible sinkhole shuts down southbound A1A in Flagler County

Emergency closure expected to remain in place until 8 p.m., officials say

Possible sinkhole on S.R. A1A in Flagler County. (Image: Flagler Beach Police Department) (WKMG)

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A possible sinkhole is causing traffic to be rerouted in an area of Flagler County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said the hole opened up Tuesday on State Road A1A.

Southbound A1A is shut down at South 13th Street and traffic is being diverted onto South Central Avenue, sheriff’s office officials said in a tweet.

In an update Tuesday afternoon, Flagler Beach police said the southbound lane of S.R. A1A between South 13th and South 14th streets was still closed.

Police said transportation officials were at the scene around 3:45 p.m. surveying damage to the southbound lane and center median of the road.

⚠️ SRA1A - Traffic Update - 3:45 p.m. ⚠️ - The southbound lane of SRA1A, between South 13th Street and South 14th Street...

Posted by Flagler Beach Police Department on Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said the closure is expected to remain in effect until about 8 p.m. as emergency roadwork continues.

“Motorists are advised to take S. 13th Street to S. Central Avenue and then take S. 14th Street onto S.R. A1A,” FDOT officials said in a news release. “Drivers should use the recommended detour or seek alternate routes.”

According to the police department’s Facebook post, northbound traffic was still moving.

FDOT officials are asking anyone driving in the area to maintain a safe speed and allow extra time to navigate while the closure remains in place.

No other details were immediately available.

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