Large sinkhole closes Redwood Road over Falls Lake

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A huge sinkhole has forced the closure of Redwood Road over Falls Lake.

A large sinkhole on the Redwood Road Bridge has closed the road where it crosses over Falls Lake in Durham County.

It wasn't immediately clear when the sinkhole developed.

After receiving an alert from an ABC11 Eyewitness, Chopper 11 HD flew over the area Friday and captured images of the sinkhole with safety nettings and traffic cones already in place to warn motorists.

A large sinkhole is seen on Redwood Road in Durham County where the road crosses Falls Lake.



Water could be seen inside the hole.

NCDOT spokesman Steve Abbott said incidents such as this one show why "it's very important to obey barricades."

A large sinkhole is seen on Redwood Road in Durham County where the road crosses Falls Lake.



Abbott said there are still more than 400 roads across North Carolina closed after Hurricane Matthew.

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