Road Reopens After Martin County Sinkhole Repaired

By: April Davis/Carly Swain
By: April Davis/Carly Swain
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Crews worked through some rain Friday morning to repair a sinkhole that spanned the width of a two-lane road.

The Highway Patrol said Lee Road in Williamston, near Sweet Home Road, had a sinkhole open up around 8 p.m. Thursday night.

Crews filled the hole with rocks on Friday, and the road was allowed to reopen by the afternoon.

Workers told WITN it is likely that a pipe leak under the roadway caused enough erosion under the asphalt to trigger the cave-in.

Troopers said the sinkhole appeared about 2 feet across, 3 feet deep, yet it spanned the entire width of the 2-lane road.


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The Highway Patrol says a road in Martin County collapsed due to a sinkhole. Department of Transportation crews responded about 8:00 pm Thursday and are working to fix the gap on Lee Road near Sweet Home Road in Williamston overnight. Troopers say the sinkhole is about 2 feet across, 3 feet deep, and spans the entire width of the 2-lane road. The DOT says the road is expected to reopen by 4:00 pm Friday, but rain could delay the repair.


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