Road Shut Down From Large Sinkhole

Published 03/30 2014 10:19AM

Updated 03/30 2014 10:31AM

FREDERICK, Md. - Old Farm Drive at Wainwright Court and Ambleside Drive is currently shut down.

At around 8:40 a.m., officers responded to assist with the Fire Department with the road closure from a large sinkhole.

Both the Fire Department and the Department of Public Works are working together to excavate a sinkhole approximately 3 feet by 12 foot deep.

The sinkhole is in the area of the basketball courts and not affecting nearby houses or the roadway. The sinkhole has been contained at this time and poses no threat to residents.

According to the press release, the road closure is simply to assist with large fire equipment access.

Stay with WHAG for updates on when the road will open back up.

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