Broken waterline valve causes street flooding on FMB

Reporter: Kristi Gross Photographer: Caleb Ramsey
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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A broken valve caused some street flooding near downtown Fort Myers Beach, Tuesday night.

Traffic at the intersection of Estero Boulevard and Miramar Street had to be shut down at times, as construction crews worked to stop the flow of water.

A construction crew was working to repair a waterline when a valve broke, causing the flooding. The water got to be ankle deep in some areas.

A nearby vacation rental business and an alleyway that leads to the beach saw the most flooding. According to the construction manager, no water made it inside any of the buildings nearby.

Traffic was temporarily at a standstill while bulldozers filled in that hole.

According to that construction manager, the Fort Myers Beach Water Department was out at the scene to check everything out and says no water had to be shut off to homes or businesses at any time.

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