Portion of Florida Road Collapses Into River

February 3, 2015

Residents of a Jacksonville, Fla., townhome complex may be without electricity for two weeks after a large section of South Liberty Street collapsed into the St. Johns River.

No injuries were reported when the street buckled on Sunday, leaving a hole the size of two double-wide mobile homes. The Florida Times-Union reports an electrical transformer and conduit was damaged, cutting electricity to the Berkman Villas Townhomes.

A spokesman for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown says the city is monitoring the site and will work with the Florida Department of Transportation, which oversees bridges. David DeCamp says it is too early to estimate how much repairs will cost.

The complex has 20 townhomes and about 10 are occupied.

Officials say they don’t yet know what caused the collapse.

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