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Monday, January 16, 2023

Sinkhole on NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue closes northbound lanes

A sinkhole opened up in northwest Ocala on Saturday, and the northbound lanes on NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, from NW 12th Street to the 1400 block, are temporarily closed for repairs.

State officials have been notified, and crew members from the City of Ocala Public Works Department are on scene to conduct repairs.

Lane closures on NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue due to sinkhole
A sinkhole has caused northbound lane closures on NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

According to the Ocala Police Department, the repairs are expected to take approximately four hours to be completed. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

The southbound lanes on NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue are open.