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Route 50 reopens in Annapolis with sinkhole repair

Thursday - 6/5/2014, 7:45am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Road 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 say 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 says engineers found a metal pipe that's part of the highway's drainage system has deteriorated and collapsed. The hole was several feet deep, but crews made emergency repairs.


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