Sinkhole opens on busy Statesville street

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Crews are working to repair a sinkhole that has opened on East Broad Street in Statesville near the Signal Hill Mall.

The sinkhole is approximately 2′ by 12′ and was possibly caused by a City of Statesville sewer line below the affected area.  Employees from the NCDOT and the City of Statesville are working together to fix the problem.

A spokesperson for the NCDOT says the sinkhole is located in a merging area where East Broad Street narrows by one lane.

There is no estimate for how long the repair work will take.

Author: WSIC editor