A 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:
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.