Road in Kissimmee reopened, water boil advisory lifted after pickup truck drives into hole

Toho Water Authority worked to repair hole near Valencia Community College

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A hole caused by a water main break prompted the temporary closure of a road and a precautionary boil water advisory in Kissimmee, officials said.

Denn John Lane was closed Friday morning at Sunburst Way near the Osceola campus of Valencia Community College, Kissimmee police tweeted. The roadway was reopened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the department.

A man inadvertently drove a pickup truck into the hole around 5 a.m. while on his way to work, his wife told News 6. The pickup’s rear tires became stuck in the hole and the truck was towed away several hours later. The driver was not injured, crews said.

Water main break opens hole in Kissimmee road, prompts boil water advisory

Footage from Sky 6 showed crews fixing the damaged water pipe that caused the ground to cave in. Cell phone video shared with News 6, showed another impact—the back tires of a white pickup truck inside the sunken ground at the corner of Denn John Lane and Bob Makinson Aquatic Center.

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According to police, crews from the Toho Water Authority would repair the hole.


The Toho Water Authority later issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Denn John Community Park and two neighboring subdivisions, one on Sunburst Way and the other on Windsor Oak Court. According to the Osceola County school district, Denn John Middle School was not affected.

The boil water advisory was lifted Sunday, Toho Water Authority announced around 7:30 a.m.

The last water main break along Denn John Lane was May 14, 2021.

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