Hopes are that repairs can be completed quickly and the road may be ready to reopen by tomorrow, said Walton County Engineer Chance Powell.

Just after 5 a.m. Thursday, Walton County Sheriff's Office received a call about a sinkhole on 30A at Alligator Lake.

A truck was crossing the section of road when the asphalt began to cave in. The vehicle made it across, but the truck was damaged and the driver was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast with minor injuries, said Walton County Public Works Manager Wilmer Stafford, who was on the scene later in the morning.

"The water that flows under the road became too heavy on one side and caused it to fall in," he said.

That section of road has been closed until the road can be repaired and is safe to cross.

The hole is about 4-feet wide and takes up three quarters of the road in front of Alligator Lake.

Stafford said the sinkage is about 7-feet deep.

Hopes are that repairs can be completed quickly and the road may be ready to reopen by tomorrow, said Walton County Engineer Chance Powell.