Sinkhole means backups, automobile detours on I-81

I81A sinkhole is slowing traffic on Interstate 81 north of Lexington — and it may continue doing so for another day. The sinkhole was discovered alongside the northbound shoulder near milemarker 197 where construction crews are building a truck climbing lane, and it is  big enough to require the closing of a northbound lane. VDOT Spokesperson Sandy Myers:

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Myers says until the work is completed, northbound backups and detours are possible. As of 4:00 pm Monday, northbound automobile traffic was being diverted onto US 11 for five miles.

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