Pipe failure causes lane closure in Hillsborough County

A pipe failure caused a hole to open on Waters Ave Monday afternoon.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County Code Enforcement workers say a hole that opened up on Waters Avenue near Henderson Road was caused by a pipe failure and is not a sinkhole.

The hole opened up late Monday afternoon and shutdown the westbound lanes of Waters Ave in front of the Lowe’s entrance.

Officials reopened all except one lane of Waters Ave early Monday evening.  The turn lane into the main entrance to Lowe’s remains closed as well.

The hole is about 6 feet wide, and the depth is unknown.

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