Sinkhole threatens wildlife at Pelican Harbor
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A massive sinkhole at the Pelican Harbor Marina has many officials at a local wildlife sanctuary concerned.
The sinkhole is located right next to the Pelican Harbor Sanctuary, a place where they treat injured and sick wildlife, and officials from the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station are worried about their animals.
It occurred after a water main broke in the area, and crews have been out all day making repairs. "The concern will be like how long it's going to take to get it fixed," said Jessica Klein. "We can't get vehicles out. The station itself has two vehicles plus we have two staff members that are here but all the staff vehicles and two work vehicles are all stuck down there."
Klein said the biggest concern is getting water to the birds. "The biggest issue is we've cut off the water supply to all the birds because we work with the wild pelicans, and we currently don't have fresh water for them."
Fortunately, the sanctuary was prepared with reserved water. "If it takes a few days it'll be really bad," Klein said.
Work continues to fix the road and the water main. Crews hope to finish the job sometime in the evening.
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