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Venetian Causeway closes at Purdy Avenue after wastewater main break

Closure expected to be in effect for at least 48 hours

There was a wastewater main break on Thursday between Purdy Avenue and the Venetian Causeway in Miami Beach.
There was a wastewater main break on Thursday between Purdy Avenue and the Venetian Causeway in Miami Beach.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – There was a wastewater main break on Thursday between Purdy Avenue and the Venetian Causeway in Miami Beach.

Officers closed Purdy Avenue in both directions. The only way to access the Venetian Islands from Miami Beach is to travel to Miami on the MacArthur or Julia Tuttle causeways.

Officials also issued a precautionary swim advisory for the waters adjacent to Maurice Gibb Park, including the Collins Canal and the area south of the Venetian Causeway.

The kayak launch at Maurice Gibb Park was also closed.

The closure on the Venetian Causeway is expected to be in effect for at least 48 hours as crews work to repair the break.


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