Burst water main closes roads in Miami

UPDATE: Gold Coast City Council has one lane open in both directions at the scene of a burst water main on a street in Miami.

The Bulletin reports, Council workers have been at the Pacific Ave scene outside Pizzey Park for more than three hours, and are expected to be there until about 7pm.

Traffic on Pacific Ave will return to normal tonight, but motorists will be unable to make a right turn into Sports Lane until further notice.


The spokeswoman advised the Gold Coast Hwy was not closed in any direction.

EARLIER: A BURST water main has caused a road to “bubble and crack” in Miami this morning.

The Bulletin reports, Crews were originally called to a burst water main on Pacific Avenue near Sonia Street in Miami about 9.25am, but the water quickly spread causing severe road damage.

A police spokeswoman said water had begun gushing out of cracks which had appeared on both sides of the road and Gold Coast City Council workers are on scene.

Multiple police crews are also on scene conducting traffic management with all motorists urged to avoid the area.

Sections of both the Gold Coast Highway and Sunshine Boulevard are closed off and traffic is being diverted away from Pacific Avenue.

Traffic is being diverted to Karbunya Street and the roads are expected to be closed for a number of hours.

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