CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - 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.
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.