Water main break causes road closure in Sarasota

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Highland Street and North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota is expected to reopen by 6 pm tonight.

Approximately 19 feet of an 8-inch water main was replaced this afternoon after the pipe broke at approximately 9 a.m. this morning. Temporary blacktop will be patched over the impacted areas.

Nearby residences and businesses maintained water service during the break and subsequent repairs. The City's utilities infrastructure is aging; however, it is unknown at this time exactly what exactly caused the break.