Boil water notice issued in Doral after water main break, sinkhole causes flooding

DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials have issued a boil water notice for parts of Doral after a water main break caused flooding that created a sinkhole in the area, leading to road closures.

The Doral Police Department said traffic had to be shut down on 41st Street, between 115th Avenue and the Florida Turnpike, around 5 p.m., Monday. In an update, police said the road will be closed until further notice as repairs are made.

As of Tuesday morning, crews are continuing to work on the water main break. Miami-Dade College West Campus also remains closed.

7News Skyforce observed the flood affecting AMLI Doral, a nearby apartment complex.

The boil water notice is expected to remain in effect until at least Friday. It covers the following two areas:

  • Between Northwest 34th to 41st streets and 107th Avenue to 136th Place
  • Between Northwest 41st to 42nd streets and 107th to 109th avenues

Florida Highway Patrol troopers closed off the Northwest 41st Street exit of the Florida Turnpike, causing delays in the southbound lanes.

As of 8 p.m., Monday, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer personnel were on the scene, working to identify the affected water pipe.

“We believe it’s a 24-inch main, which is actually rather significant,” said Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Director Kevin Lynskey.

Officials said a private contractor was working for the City of Doral, and as they were drilling, they hit a pipe.

“As you can see in the distance, there’s a significant break,” said Lynskey.

Apartments and businesses in the area were left with nearly no water pressure.

The traffic delays only added to the headache.

“I really want to go home. It’s been a long day,” said Danielle Godreau.

Two nearby jails were affected by the mishap: Metrowest Detention Center and South Florida Reception Center.

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