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Sinkhole closes Millbrook Road near Shelley Lake, repairs expected to take 4 days

Sinkhole closes westbound Millbrook Road at Shelley Lake

Video: A sinkhole about 8 feet in diameter appeared in the westbound lane of Millbrook Road at Shelley Lake in late May. Drivers were being diverted around the site, which reopened to traffic on June 10.
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Video: A sinkhole about 8 feet in diameter appeared in the westbound lane of Millbrook Road at Shelley Lake in late May. Drivers were being diverted around the site, which reopened to traffic on June 10.

A sinkhole which opened up on W. Millbrook Road near Shelley Lake in Raleigh on Wednesday closed down the westbound lanes and is expected to take four days to repair.

The sinkhole measured about 12 feet by 12 feet according to Raleigh police who closed the westbound lanes between the 900 to 1400 blocks of W. Millbrook Road, from North Hills Drive to Oldtowne Road. Water could be seen rushing underneath the road. Police were on the scene to detour traffic around the sinkhole.

All lanes will be closed at 10 p.m. Wednesday for an emergency sewer repair, with the road expected to be reopened by Monday, June 5.

The following is a detour around the work site:

• Drivers headed westbound on W. Millbrook by Shelley Lake, will turn right on to North Hills Drive, left on to Lynn Road, left on to Lead Mine Road and right onto W Millbrook.

• Drivers traveling eastbound on W. Millbrook, by Shelley Lake, will turn left on to Lead Mine Road, right on to Lynn Road, right onto North Hills Drive, and left onto W Millbrook.

Motorists approaching this work area should expect traffic delays and are advised to avoid this area if possible.

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