Sinkhole closes Gloucester County road

GLOUCESTER CO., Va. – A large sinkhole has closed Route 605 (Indian Road) in Gloucester County between Fary’s Mill Road and Mohican Drive, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Deputies responded to a call in reference to a sinkhole on Indian Road in the area of the 10200 block on July 31.

The sinkhole was caused by the failure of three pipes under the road. Crews are on scene to set up a detour around the washout, assess the damage and develop plans for repair.

There is no projected timeframe when repairs will be completed.

VDOT is working to replace or repair the pipes and damaged roadway.

Signs will be posted along the recommended 11-mile detour in the following locations:

  • Route 603 (Figg Shop Road)
  • Route 198 (Dutton Road)
  • Route 678 (Harcum Road)
  • Route 605 (Indian Road)

Commercial vehicles are encouraged to detour to the nearby primary routes, including Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) and Route 14 (John Clayton Memorial Highway).

Citing a recent traffic count, VDOT says approximately 1,000 vehicles travel Indian Road each day.

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