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Sinkhole diverts traffic in east Raleigh

Posted April 2, 2014
Updated April 3, 2014

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— A sinkhole opened up a gap of about three feet across Wednesday afternoon along a busy east Raleigh commuter route. 

Poole Road was closed just north of the intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard right after 5 p.m.

Police were diverting drivers around the sinkhole and asked that those who can avoid the area.

Utility crews will be working to fix the sinkhole Thursday, but authorities said traffic will continue to be impacted through the morning commute. 


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  • doktoroblivion Apr 3, 2014

    Ok, let's be clear. This is NOT a sinkhole, this is a collapsed drainage pipe, made out of concrete which appears to have created a nuisance. Sink holes are much larger, form where limestone is underminded by water, etc... Let's get the FACTS straight!

  • Phyxius1 Apr 2, 2014

    Seeing its in front and near a storm sewer its probably related to pipe failure. Wonder why the road and sidewalk are marked already with sewer/drain and communication cable/conduit colors?