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Casey Key road washout blamed on June 13 storm


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  • | 12:30 p.m. June 21, 2024
A section of N. Casey Key Road collapsed June 20, county officials say, after torrential rains the week before.
A section of N. Casey Key Road collapsed June 20, county officials say, after torrential rains the week before.
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Torrential rains more than a week ago are being blamed for a new washout of a section of road on Casey Key in South Sarasota County.

A void appeared overnight in the 200 block of N. Casey Key Road, county spokesman Cole Washko said in a June 21 news release. 

“Repairs are estimated to be completed by end of day tomorrow (Saturday),” the release said.

Warning signs are up on N. Casey Key Road June 21 after a section of the road collapsed. Officials are blaming recent heavy rains for the washout.
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The southbound lane is closed while the repairs are being made. Pedestrians and bicyclists should avoid North Casey Key Road to prevent conflict with work and the adjusted traffic pattern.

Up to a foot of rain was recorded in some Sarasota coastal areas during the storm, designated at Invest 90L by the National Weather Service. 

Local and state officials declared a state of emergency in response to the rainfall and resulting flooding.

 

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