A busy Little Havana thoroughfare reopened late Monday after being closed for nearly eight hours because of a sinkhole, according to Miami Fire Rescue.
Crews from Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department repaired a water main that was the likely culprit.
At about 2:30 p.m. calls came into 911 to report a manhole cover missing on Southwest 27th Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets.
When fire rescue crews arrived they found a four-by-four hole in the street, according to Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. Carroll said water was visible from the hole.
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“After closer evaluation it looked like there was more damage under the surface,” he said, adding there were nearby cracks in the street.
The southbound lanes of 27th Avenue — near Miami Dade College's Interamerican Campus — between Flagler Street and Southwest Seventh Street were closed and Miami-Dade's Water and Sewer Department was called. No cars were damaged and no people were injured.