Sinkhole closes lanes on Raleigh's Dawson Street

Posted May 29, 2015 3:31 p.m. EDT

— A sinkhole opened in the 200 block of South Dawson Street in downtown Raleigh Friday morning, and emergency repairs were expected to continue through Saturday evening.

To accommodate the work crew, travel lanes are reduced on Dawson Street between West Hargett Street and West Martin Street and two blocks of West Martin Street were closed.

Drivers headed west on West Martin Street were being detoured right onto McDowell Street, left on West Hargett Street, left on Harrington Street and back to West Martin Street.

Those headed to the east were detoured off West Martin Street at Harrington Street, right on West Hargett Street and right on South Dawson Street, back to West Martin Street.

A city works spokesman said those who can avoid the area should do so.