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Traffic Still Slowed On I-26 Because Of Sinkhole

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JEDBURG, S.C. (AP) -Motorists traveling on busy Interstate 26 toward Charleston are still being told to expect delays as work continues to repair damage from a sinkhole that developed earlier this month.
    
The sinkhole was first reported on July 5 in the eastbound passing lane between I-95 and Charleston at mile marker 192 near Jedburg Road. That lane remains closed, and electronic signs on both I-26 and I-95 are advising motorists about the work and to expect delays.
    
Last week, traffic was snarled for miles in both directions as both the passing lanes on I-26 had to be closed so crews could work on the repairs.
    
The problem started when fast moving water washed out the soil beneath a drainage culvert beneath the highway.
    
The sinkhole was first reported on July 5 in the eastbound passing lane between I-95 and Charleston at mile marker 192 near Jedburg Road. That lane remains closed, and electronic signs on both I-26 and I-95 are advising motorists about the work and to expect delays.
    
Last week, traffic was snarled for miles in both directions as both the passing lanes on I-26 had to be closed so crews could work on the repairs.
    
The problem started when fast moving water washed out the soil beneath a drainage culvert beneath the highway.

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