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TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE IN PLACE ON ROUTE 460 IN BEDFORD COUNTY FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS
The lane closure on Route 460 will remain in place throughout Monday and most of the day Tuesday. An exact time for opening the lane is not available.
The hole was caused by the separation of a storm water pipe under the roadway. The water meant for the pipe washed away the material under the lane causing the hole. Crews have worked throughout the day filling the hole and will continue the repair tomorrow.
At this time traffic backups have not been an issue. VDOT continues to encourage drivers to use caution when traveling through the area.
A sinkhole has shut down one lane of traffic in the eastbound lane of US 460 in Bedford, just past the Wal-Mart intersection.
The sinkhole appeared around 4 p.m. today (Sunday), reported by a Trooper with the Virginia State Police.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transporation and the city of Bedford were on the scene late Sunday afternoon. VDOT had blocked off the lane, but any corrective measures weren't expected to begin until Monday.
Just what caused the sinkhole was not immediately known and just how big it would get wasn't known yet either.