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North Charlotte road scheduled to reopen following sinkhole repairs

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A north Charlotte road that was washed out by storms and was shut down for several weeks is expected to reopen Wednesday afternoon. 

The 20-foot-wide by 15-foot-deep sinkhole opened August 15 on Mallard Creek Road between Polk and White Road and Johnston Oehler Road, stretching across both lanes. 

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The road was shut down for over two weeks. 

A spokesperson with the North Carolina Department of Transportation said the road was compromised "because of a lot rain we accumulated in a short amount of time and some fill underneath the roadway washed out."

The NCDOT said that the road is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

"The pavement got weaker and there was standing water on the roadway so that created also a very big safety concern because you can’t see the road underneath all that standing water," Jen Thompson, a spokesperson with the NCDOT, said. 

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