A water main under Independence Blvd. broke at about 1am this morning, and due to the massive water flow, a giant sinkhole has begun to form.
The sinkhole is on the outside South-East lane of Independence between between Wallace Rd and East WT Harris Blvd:
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) August 29, 2016
CMPD has since shut down all three lanes of traffic and are now saying that the lanes wont reopen until about 7pm tonight.
DOT is advising that outbound Independence Blvd at WT Harris will remain CLOSED until at least 7:00 pm tonight ref H20 main repair.
— CMPD News (@CMPD) August 29, 2016
Traffic is currently being detoured to Wallace Lane and Monroe Road.
If you’re a parents concerned about your child’s school transportation today, you can call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools transportation hotline from 7 am – 6 pm @ 980-343-6715.