Detour set around sinkhole in Botetourt County

Weather-related sinkhole at Highland and Sanderson in Botetourt County
Weather-related sinkhole at Highland and Sanderson in Botetourt County(Botetourt County Public Schools)
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 11:13 AM EDT
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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Highland Drive in Botetourt County, near its intersection with Sanderson Drive in the Cloverdale area, is closed until further notice because of a weather-related pipe failure and sinkhole, according to VDOT. A severe rainstorm hit the area Thursday night.

VDOT has established a detour via Richardson Drive and Murray Court, saying repairs could take several months.

VDOT asks drivers to adhere to the closure signs, as the road is impassable.

Weather-related sinkhole at Highland and Sanderson in Botetourt County
Weather-related sinkhole at Highland and Sanderson in Botetourt County(VDOT)

Because repairs are not anticipated by Friday afternoon, Botetourt County Public Schools says bus 100 will adjust its afternoon route.