I-83 Sinkhole Filled But Traffic Backed Up - abc27 WHTM

I-83 Sinkhole Filled But Traffic Backed Up


A sinkhole along Interstate 83 near Harrisburg has been filled and a closed lane has reopened but PennDOT is cautioning drivers that traffic is substanitally backed up in the area.

The sinkhole developed in the right shoulder of I-83 southbound between the Eisenhower Interchange and the overpass for Paxton Street. Workers closed the right lane at 1 p.m. and filled the hole with concrete.

PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said the traffic backup will take awhile to clear especially at this time of day.

Workers are keeping a truck on the shoulder for the next hour to allow the concrete to set.

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