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TRAFFIC ALERT: Sinkhole opens up on Route 460 in Bedford County

Published On: Jun 23 2013 10:41:40 PM EDT

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The right lane of Route 460 East in Bedford County is closed.

BEDFORD CO., Va. -

We have a traffic alert to pass along to drivers in Bedford County.

The Bedford Fire Department reports that a large sinkhole has just opened up on Route 460 East near the Applebee's.

Crews urge drivers to use caution when traveling through that area.

We have a crew heading toward the scene.

Here is a news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation:

The right lane of eastbound Route 460 in Bedford County near Hull Road is closed as VDOT crews perform emergency repairs due to a hole in the right lane. At this time it appears the hole, which is approximately five feet wide by six feet deep, may have been caused by washout from a pipe failure under the road. Crews will remain on scene to perform repairs and determine the exact cause.

The lane closure will be in place throughout the night and most of the day tomorrow. Drivers should use caution when traveling through the area and expect possible delays.

For traffic related information visit www.511Virginia.org .