Street Still Closed as Workers Fix Sinkhole

Could take 48 hours to fix broken pipe in Southwest Miami-Dade

By Brian Hamacher
|  Thursday, May 12, 2011  |  Updated 1:36 PM EDT
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Street Still Closed as Workers Fix Sinkhole

This massive sinkhole has been cleared of water but workers are still trying to close it off.

A Southwest Miami-Dade street remains closed a day after a water main break caused a massive sinkhole, and county officials say it could take another couple days to fix it.

Miller Drive near Southwest 124th Avenue remains closed in both directions Wednesday, though officials say they hope partial access will be opened up later in the day as crews work to fix the problem.

On Tuesday, a 48-inch underground pipe ruptured, flooding homes and nearby business and creating a sinkhole that nearly swallowed a school bus.

There were no children on the school bus and the driver was able to escape without injury.

Officials say it could take between 24 and 48 hours to fix, and it remains unclear what caused the pipe to burst.

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