A hole opened up within U.S. 19, closing northbound lanes of the highway near the intersection of South Oakridge Drive in Homosassa.
Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies responded the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 4, to reroute traffic, according to the agency, which expected long travel delays in the area.
Motorists were advised to seek alternative routes.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) crews responded to fix the hole, which widened to take up both the highway's northbound lanes.
FDOT spokeswoman Kris Carson said the agency shifted northbound traffic of U.S. 19 onto southbound lanes, up until the highway's junction with West Cyprian Court.
Carson could not say when repairs would finish.