Storm leaves sinkhole near building in downtown Winston-Salem

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Dwayne Prevette, of Pike Electric Co., leans over to peer into a deep sinkhole Tuesday that opened up during heavy rains Monday night at the corner of an apartment building in downtown Winston-Salem. The sinkhole undermined a power pole, which Prevette said would be relocated. (Photo credit: David Rolfe/Journal)

Dwayne Prevette, of Pike Electric Co., leans over to peer into a deep sinkhole Tuesday that opened up during heavy rains Monday night at the corner of an apartment building in downtown Winston-Salem. The sinkhole undermined a power pole, which Prevette said would be relocated. (Photo credit: David Rolfe/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A severe thunderstorm Monday night caused a sinkhole to open near an apartment building in downtown Winston-Salem.

The property at 648 Holly Ave. adjoins the property of the former AIDS Care Service house, which was damaged by water flowing from a severe thunderstorm on Aug. 7, 2000. The house was eventually torn down.

A utility pole was in danger of falling Tuesday morning after most of the ground around it was washed out. Crews from Duke Energy, AT&T and Time Warner Cable were on the scene to evaluate the situation.

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal

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