Massive Sinkhole Shuts Down Independence Blvd During Rush Hour

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Yesterday afternoon a massive sinkhole formed on Independence Blvd., flooding the entire street and shutting down all outbound lanes during one of the busiest times of the day.

The water main break and subsequent sinkhole was formed under the right-hand outbound lane of Independence Blvd., near Village Lake Drive in SouthEast Charlotte;

For most of yesterday evening, outbound lanes were completely shut down by Charlotte Water crews as they worked to fix the busted line;

This is what the sinkhole looked like after crews dug around it;

Charlotte Water has now reported that all but 1 outbound lane will remain shut down until tonight as crews continue to work on the sinkhole;

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