Miami-Dade County

Chunks of concrete fall from Metromover tracks to ground below


Big chunks of concrete from the tracks of a Metromover station came crashing to the ground Wednesday night. There were no reports of injuries.

The area at the Southeast Fifth 5th street Metromover station was roped off as crews looked into what could have caused this.

Varying sizes of concrete chunks fell on the ground, including some big ones.

One man who said he witnessed what happened told CBS4 that he was walking his dog around 6 p.m. when he heard what sounded like a crash.

He said he saw a man who was sitting on a bench stunned after the chunks of debris fell near where he was sitting and the man was just thankful he was not hurt.

The witness also said this is a rather busy area not only because of the people who ride the Metromover but because of the amount of people who walk their dogs on a path next to the station.

There several residential buildings in the area.

The Department of Transportation said it closed the south end of the station as a precautionary measure but the Metromover continued running until 10 p.m.

Service stopped running early Wednesday night because of a previously scheduled closure due to construction going on.

The service will be back up and running Thursday at 5 a.m.