Storms leave behind downed trees, sink hole and road closures

Storms leave behind downed trees, sink hole and road closures
One westbound lane of West Blvd closed because of 8 inch hole. Crews assessing. Say it's a "washout" under the hole. (WBTV)
One westbound lane of West Blvd closed because of 8 inch hole. Crews assessing. Say it's a "washout" under the hole. (WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Downed trees, blocked roadways and a massive sink hole remained after heavy storms pushed through the area Monday night.

An 8-inch hole closed one lane of West Boulevard near Barringer Drive. County officials are working to determine whether the bridge is secure.

On Pineville-Matthews Road near Johnston Road, some of the ground came sliding into the roadway. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police ask commuters to avoid the area.

A massive sink hole opened on Mallard Creek Road near Johnston Oehler Road, stretching across both lanes of Mallard Creek Road.

A truck driver was injured after hitting the sink hole.

A downed tree closed Selwyn Avenue between Croydon Road and Queens Road W. Another tree fell in the 15100 block of Leslie Brooke Road in Huntersville, where officials say they also found a water main break.  Police asked that commuters avoid the areas.

At least 2,500 homes were without power in York and several hundred in Mecklenburg County.

Meteorologist Al Conklin is expecting fewer thunderstorms during the midweek period after big clusters of storms rolled through the region late Monday night. Anytime you have this much heat and moisture stored up in the atmosphere, it only takes a weak disturbance to fire them up, Conklin says.

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