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Part of major Winston-Salem intersection still closed due to sinkhole

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Commuters in Winston-Salem should expect delays on Hanes Mall Boulevard Wednesday morning.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is working to repair a sinkhole on Hanes Mall Boulevard and Silas Creek Parkway.

Although the sinkhole appears small on the surface, it’s actually about 50 feet across under the pavement and 15 to 20 feet deep.

At this point, crews have covered the sinkhole with a metal plate, but it's not a permanent fix.

North Carolina DOT engineers attempted to fill the hole with concrete Tuesday evening but had to stop repairs when they discovered that the concrete was running out of a broken storm drain. The concrete would have entered a creek if they had not stopped.

The sinkhole is located right across from Forsyth Medical Center, but the road closure is not blocking the entrance.

NCDOT anticipates the sinkhole will be repaired by Friday.

Sinkhole on Hanes Mall Boulevard at Silas Creek Parkway. (David Weatherly/WGHP)

Sinkhole on Hanes Mall Boulevard at Silas Creek Parkway. (David Weatherly/WGHP)