Sinkhole fully repaired on I-85

3:27 PM, Oct 9, 2013   |    comments
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - All lanes of southbound Interstate 85 were reopened Wednesday afternoon, in time for the evening commute.

Two lanes of the roadway were blocked for more than a day and a half due to roadwork on a large sinkhole that had developed.

Workers were doing emergency repairs on the roadway just north of the Clairmont Road exit.

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The sinkhole had formed beneath a drainage pipe under the road. It was at least three or four feet deep.

Both the HOV lane and the far left regular lane of traffic had been blocked by the sinkhole and by the repair crews.

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