GDOT crews continue work to repair I-85 sinkhole
by The Associated Press
October 10, 2013 12:00 AM | 944 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — Georgia transportation officials say two right lanes of Interstate 85 near the northeast edge of Atlanta remained closed Wednesday morning because of a giant sinkhole.

WSB radio reports the lanes were expected to reopen Wednesday afternoon.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say it’s been years since they’ve had to fix a sinkhole on an interstate. GDOT says the sinkhole occurred when a drainage system failed amid heavy rain Sunday night.

Drivers are still being asked to carpool or avoid the area near the Clairmont Road exit if possible.

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