SEBRING — A water main break occurred Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. in Sun 'n Lake Improvement District. The break was off the first roundabout at Sun 'n Lake Boulevard and Ponce De Leon Boulevard. Water from the main break has flooded a portion of the Ponce De Leon spoke off the roundabout.
The area is open to traffic, according to Chelsea Johnson, the district's customer service supervisor and human resources manager. Johnson said the area is passable. Sun 'n Lake Special Improvement District General Manager Tanya Cannady was meeting with managers and was not immediately available for comment.
Johnson said an outside company working on construction within the district accidentally ran over a water line on Sun 'n Lake Boulevard. District crews are currently out repairing the break, she said.
As of 5:30 p.m., Johnson said the district has issued a precautionary boil water notice for 72 hours for the entire district and Tanglewood. Residents are notified via automated calls along with an email blast. The district will give notice of a rescind order when officials determine it is safe, she said.
Students from Sun 'n Lake Elementary School had already been released, so parent pick up Thursday afternoon was unaffected.
Due to the break, the Island View Restaurant will be closed Thursday evening.