Parts of County Road 280A closed due to hole opening up

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Crews are working around the clock to fix a hole that opened up on County Road 280A in DeFuniak Springs.

Crews are working around the clock to fix a hole that opened up on County Road 280A in DeFuniak Springs. (WJHG/WECP)

On Tuesday, a dump truck was driving down the road, when the road buckled, causing a 7-foot deep hole to open up.

Crews then noticed water in the hole, coming from a spring underneath the road.

"There's a lot of underground springs in this area, so I'm not really surprised that it could happen," said Delores Ennis, who lives near the hole on 280A.

Crews are having to dig the hole deeper, just to get to the bottom of the spring, and it could take longer than expected.

"We were hoping to have it done by dark, but I don't know if that's going to work," said Bill Chapman, Walton County Commission.

Chapman says work is being done as quickly as possible.

"If you don't live in the area, stay away from the area, it'll be a slight detour, and we've got rain coming in tomorrow so we don't know how that's going to affect us but we're going to try and open this section of the road up as soon as we possibly can," said Chapman.

For neighbors, that means going around a road they're used to taking every day.

"I feel lucky that no one was hurt, because I heard the garbage, the big dump truck went over it, and he felt a vibration and it sank, all the earth sank in, so he was lucky," Ennis said.

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