Sinkhole Closes Northbound Lane on Blanding Blvd. | Transportation

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Sinkhole Closes Northbound Lane on Blanding Blvd.
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Sinkhole Closes Northbound Lane on Blanding Blvd.

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A sinkhole has forced the Clay County Sheriff's Office to close one northbound lane of Blanding Boulevard, south of the Orange Park Mall.

Accoridng to CCSO, the far right lane will be closed for about four hours while the Florida Department of Transportation works to repair it. 

The sinkhole measures 3-feet-deep by 2-feet-wide and is located near the intersection of Blanding and Edson Drive.

Deputies are on scene to direct traffic around the road closure.  CCSO is asking motorists to avoid the area if at all possible.  The alternate routes are SR 17 and Brannanfield/Chaffee Road.

First Coast News has a crew headed to the scene and will be giving live updates beginning at 5 p.m.

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