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Sept. 9, 2015


STAUNTON –  (10 p.m.) Repairs are complete to a portion of the Route 11 southbound lane near Comer Street in the Town of Edinburg in Shenandoah County.  All of Route 11 is now open to traffic.

Late this morning the southbound lane was closed in this area to traffic due to what was thought to be a sinkhole.

Emergency contractors began work to excavate the site around noon today, September 8, 2015.  The work revealed a previously unidentified sewer line that had been leaking over a significant period of time. Repairs have been completed to the site.

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