Water main break causes sink hole, flooding in Lighthouse Point

Pipe only about 8 to 10 years old; Several homes without water

By Christina Vazquez - Reporter
Headline Goes Here

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla. - A water main break on Thursday caused a sink hole and flooding in nearby streets.

The main broke around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at NE 39th Street and NE 25th Avenue in Lighthouse Point.

Due to part of the asphalt and earth caving in, crews said it will take a while to repair since they are currently at about groundwater level. For now, crews will have to suck the water out before they can get to the line and make repairs.

The pipe is only about 8 to 10 years old. It is unclear at this time what caused this to happen.

Crews were waiting for the proper machinery to arrive to pump the water out.

Several homes in the area were without water. However, no homes were flooded in any way.

Copyright 2013 by Local10.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.