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Updated: 3:29 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Posted: 7:38 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013
By Sarah Rosario
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. —
It could be two months before a road will open in Huntersville after a sinkhole developed Tuesday morning at the intersection of Bud Henderson and Old Bud Henderson roads.Sonny Eddin said he found the sinkhole outside his front door when the sound of tires squealing woke up him up."I heard a car hit the brakes around 6 a.m. in the morning so I came out here and saw it," said Eddin.Eddin is just glad no one was hurt. He said there were no signs warning drivers of the sinkhole before he called 911.When Huntersville police arrived they closed the street off and told the Eyewitness News crew to back off for fear of weight on the pavement.State Department Of Transportation workers said rain caused a pipe failure and the road . collapse.
Roundup of roads closed due to heavy rains"I think they need to pay more attention to the roads to make sure they are safe and stable. Because we do get a lot of rain and have a lot of flooded areas," said Daniela Poibrenski.The Bud Henderson sinkhole is the latest problem for this neighborhood.After strong storms Friday several homes were so severely damaged the county has offered homeowners to buy their properties out.DOT engineers said the road actually sank 2-3 feet. Gilead Road has since been shut down along with part of Bud Henderson near the sinkhole.Now many residents are wondering how they're going to get in out of the neighborhood."We've got two potholes blocking the road right now from two different directions. We're kind of secluded in the way we can drive," said Eddin.DOT said it could be a month before Gilead Road opens and two months before Old Bud Henderson opens.The state said workers are too busy fixing other damaged areas.Residents hope the roads reopen sooner.DOT workers said if you live in that neighborhood you can take to Gilead to Beatties Ford Road as alternate routes.
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