Crews work to repair sewer break in Broward County

Representative confirms sewer break began Friday night


BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – County officials say crews have been working around the clock to repair a sewer break in Broward County that began Friday night.

A sewage rupture at 4941 Southwest 40th Avenue was contained and isolated on Saturday, according to Broward County Water and Waste Water Services.

A representative from the department confirmed the sewer break began sometime Friday night.

A witness told Local 10 that the break had occurred for nearly 30 hours.

Residents that live around the area may be affected by the rupture. The city is not sure how many residents are impacted.

Officials said there was no cause for the sewage rupture as they said lines erupt over time.

The county said Saturday evening they would do a partial shutdown of the sewer system within the immediate area at 10 p.m. in order to facilitate the repair.

Authorities said the problem should be fixed Sunday morning.