The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that "a large sinkhole" had opened in the southbound lane of Joan Avenue between North Lagoon Drive and Front Beach Road.

PANAMA CITY BEACH — A portion of Joan Avenue is closed temporarily because of a sinkhole. The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that "a large sinkhole" had opened in the southbound lane of Joan Avenue between North Lagoon Drive and Front Beach Road.  The road will remain closed until further notice. BCSO recommended drivers detour on South Thomas Drive via North Lagoon or Front Beach Road.