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Route 50 Reopens in Annapolis with Sinkhole Repair

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The sinkhole is shown in this aerial photo. (Photo: CBS) The sinkhole is shown in this aerial photo. (Photo: CBS)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBOC/AP) Highway crews have reopened a stretch of busy U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis after a three-foot sinkhole opened up on the highway.

All lanes of the highway reopened Thursday morning. Crews worked overnight to fill the hole with stone to stabilize the road and installed a concrete patch on the surface.

Maryland State Police said the hole opened up about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials closed a mile-long stretch of the eastbound lanes of the highway. The closure had been expected to continue into Thursday's commute.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said engineers found a metal pipe that is part of the highway's drainage system has deteriorated and collapsed. The hole was several feet deep, but crews made emergency repairs.

The SHA said traffic is now proceeding without any delays in the area.


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