Update | Crews repair sink hole on Providence Road

Update | Crews repair sink hole on Providence Road

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 2:03 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Officials with Charlotte's Storm Water Services say a broken storm water pipe caused a sink hole in the inbound land of Providence Road Tuesday morning. 

The sink hole formed near the intersection of Queens Road in the Myers Park area. A section of northbound Providence Road was closed while the NCDOT made repairs. Crews worked overnight and through Wednesday morning to correct the problem. The road reopened by Wednesday afternoon.

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CMPD told NBC Charlotte the front end of a car became stuck in the hole just before 6  a.m. Tuesday.  The vehicle had to be towed and the driver wasn't injured.

Motorists were told to avoid the area and crews did not set up a detour. The road is maintained by the state.
Residents called the closure frustrating. 

"Just taking my daughter to pre-school this morning was a feat in itself.  So, I had to go a round about way and I was late getting there," said Myers Park resident Lynn Petillo on Tuesday.


 

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