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Charlotte traffic: Sinkhole closes stretch of Beatties Ford Road

Police closed Beatties Ford Road between LaSalle Street and Estelle Street on Wednesday morning due to a sinkhole.

The situation stemmed from a water main break, and crews are replacing about 20 feet of 12-inch drinking water pipe, Charlotte Water spokesman Cam Coley said.

Detours will be in place at least through evening rush hour, Coley said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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