Traffic reopens after sinkhole closes street in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Traffic has reopened after a sinkhole closed all eastbound lanes of Wendover Avenue at Cridland Road in Greensboro on Sunday.

Police issued a statement announcing the closure at around 1:30 p.m.  Officials said the road would reopen shortly after 6 p.m.

Patrick Smith with the City of Greensboro said the sinkhole was caused by a crack in a clay sewer pipe, which caused seepage, saturating the ground.

Department of Transportation crews and city officials worked throughout the day to solve the problem.

Eastbound traffic had been detoured onto Bessemer Avenue and routed back onto Wendover Avenue via North Church Street.