Special to Iredell Free News

A section of Earlwood Road in Statesville was closed after a large sinkhole was discovered on Wednesday.

The City of Statesville Stormwater Division responded to a citizen call regarding a 15-foot sinkhole on the side of Earlwood Road. Upon arrival, crews found that a storm drain was blocked, resulting in the washout of the culvert.

Earlwood Road has been closed between Valley Stream Road and Glenhaven Road. The road will remain closed for approximately one month to allow for repairs of the stormwater drainage system.

Detour signs have been placed in the area. Other than local traffic, city staff has requested that drivers avoid the area to allow crews to work safely.

A sinkhole next to Earlwood Road.
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