Update on Germantown Sinkhole

Crews from Montgomery County Department of Transportation are working around the clock to repair the area of Father Hurley Boulevard where a sinkhole developed earlier this week.

According to Bruce Johnston, chief of the Division of Transportation Engineering with MCDOT, the sinkhole is the result of a damaged culvert underneath the ground.  It isn’t clear just how deep the it is, but officials said the bottom of the collapsed pipe is situated at 25-feet below the road.

The goal is to have the road open to traffic within the next week. Johnston explains more about the repair process in the video below:

Roads Close in Montgomery County Due to Sinkhole



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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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