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Crews continue work to repair I-85 sinkhole

WSB radio reports that the lanes are expected to reopen Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy: 11alive.com)

The Associated Press

10/9/2013

ATLANTA — Georgia transportation officials say two right lanes of Interstate 85 near the northeast edge of Atlanta remained closed Wednesday morning because of a giant sinkhole.

WSB radio reports (http://bit.ly/16QY8jX) that the lanes are expected to reopen Wednesday afternoon.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say it's been years since they've had to fix a sinkhole on an interstate. GDOT says the sinkhole occurred when a drainage system failed amid heavy rain Sunday night.

Drivers are still being asked to carpool or avoid the area near the Clairmont Road exit if possible.

Information from: WSB-AM, http://wsbradio.com/

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