MANATEE -- A sinkhole has caused an emergency road closure at 51st Street West between Manatee Avenue West and 17th Avenue West.
In a release issued Tuesday by the Manatee County Infrastructure Inspections Division Manager Andy Fischer, the road closure is said to last from Tuesday through Friday.
"A sewer line is broken and it has to be fixed," said Ed Ference, the sewer Collections supervisor and the contact person for the road closure. "The contractor's coming in to fix it so that's why the road is closed."
Ference said the the breakage caused a sinkhole on 51st Street West, so the department had to do an emergency shutdown.
Amaris Castillo, law enforcement/island reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. Follow her on Twitter@AmarisCastillo.