Polk County Fire Rescue responding to sinkhole near Scott Lake

WWSB ABC7 News at 6pm
Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 4:36 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2023 at 8:34 PM EDT
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POLK COUNTY , Fla. (WWSB) - Emergency officials in Polk County are responding to a large sinkhole that has opened up near Scott Lake.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Polk County Fire Rescue are working to “inspect and repair” the area. Drone footage from our news partners at 10 Tampa Bay show the size of the hole.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area of Scott Road Lake at Fitzgerald Road. They noted that the sinkhole opened up at a retention pond.