News Update for 9/20/19

Customers of the Avon Park municipal water system remain under a boil water notice, at least through the end of today. The action follows a Wednesday water main failure that left customers without pressure for hours.
Avon Park City Manager David Flowers says water samples from throughout the system have been submitted, and lab results should be available by the end of the day.
In the meantime, customers are urged to boil an water set for consumption.

It appears that there are a lot of hungry bears in the area. Authorities say Highlands County Sheriff’s dispatchers took numerous calls of bear activity overnight. Disturbances ranged from Lake Placid to up north of Sebring.
Officials say mostly the bruins were rummaging through garbage cans. No confrontations or serious destruction was reported.

One person was injured overnight in a single-vehicle rollover near Sun ‘N Lake. The incident happened about 2:30 on Highway 27 in front of The Bluffs housing community. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. No names or other details have been released.
There was only one minor injury yesterday in a four vehicle pile-up in Lake Placid. That incident also occurred on Highway 27 – this one in front of the Publix shopping center and involved cars, a pickup and a semi-truck.