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Little Havana street reopens after sinkhole repairs

A sinkhole opened Monday on Southwest 27th Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets. The southbound lanes were closed as crews evaluated how bad the damage was.
A sinkhole opened Monday on Southwest 27th Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets. The southbound lanes were closed as crews evaluated how bad the damage was. Miami Fire Rescue

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.

“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.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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