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GW Parkway Sinkhole Shuts Down Southbound Lanes, Irks Commuters

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014 02:24 PM

The GW Parkway sinkhole that shutdown the southbound lanes of the busy roadway on Tuesday is now being investigated by federal highway officials.

The sinkhole was reported Monday night and crews spent Tuesday fixing it, The Washington Post reported. They are now looking into what may have caused the sinkhole on the George Washington Memorial Parkway near Route 123 in Virginia.

Doug Hecox, a spokesman for the Federal Highway Administration, told The Post that sinkholes can be caused by a variety of factors such as water under the roadway or changing geological conditions.

The parkway was partially reopened around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, with all lanes cleared by about 6 a.m. Wednesday, WJLA-TV reported.

Photos of the sinkhole, which reportedly measured 25 feet wide by 3 feet deep below the pavement's surface, made the rounds on Twitter.










Commuters also took to social media to complain about the delays caused by the sinkhole.




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