WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – All southbound lanes of Carolina Beach Road have reopened to traffic after CFPUA crews completed repairs to a water main that was damaged in an apparent lightning strike and caused a massive sinkhole.
The water main was damaged early Saturday morning and, according to Wilmington police, opened up a 40 foot sinkhole in the roadway and flooding the area. Police said at least one car was swallowed up by the sinkhole. No injuries were reported.
On Sunday, CFPUA crews completed repairs to the broken water main with the utility’s asphalt contractor finishing up paving on Monday. Just before 4 p.m. Monday, CFPUA announced that both southbound lanes were reopened.
A precautionary boil advisory was temporarily issued for nearby residents affected by the water main break but it has since been lifted, according to CFPUA.
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