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Sinkhole blocks lane on Palmyra Road

Sinkhole is estimated to be 12 to 13 feet deep (Source: WALB) Sinkhole is estimated to be 12 to 13 feet deep (Source: WALB)
Intersection of Palmyra Road and Schley Avenue where sinkhole is located (Source: WALB) Intersection of Palmyra Road and Schley Avenue where sinkhole is located (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The city announced that the 2700 and 2800 blocks of Palmyra Road where it intersects with Schley Avenue will be to traffic until Friday.

A sinkhole emerged on Palmyra Road Sunday June 18 in the afternoon.

The hole is about two feet in diameter and 12 to 13 feet deep, according to Albany city officials. 

A police officer set up traffic barriers around the hole. 

The left lane on Palmyra Road near Schley Avenue has been blocked off so no further damage happens. 

According to city officials, there is a sewer underneath the road that will need to be looked into to ensure nothing was damaged when the sinkhole formed. 

The left lane on Palmyra Road near Schley Avenue has been blocked off so no further damage can occur, but the entire road may have to be blocked off when repairs start at the end of the week. 

"When we actually start the repairs at the end of the week, potentially the road might have to be completely blocked off for a half of block or so we can get the job site saved up and the entire excavation done," said Assistant City Manager, Phil Roberson.

He says they're working on getting loans to do preventive maintenance to the sewers so they can prevent these types of problems in the future.

You can bypass construction by taking Ledo Road to Slappey Boulevard. 

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