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A sinkhole has a main road near downtown Rock Hill closed. Here’s where.

SCDOT and Rock Hill SC crews repair sinkhole

A sinkhole opened near downtown Rock Hill on East Black Street. Rock Hill and SCDOT crews are repairing it.
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A sinkhole opened near downtown Rock Hill on East Black Street. Rock Hill and SCDOT crews are repairing it.

A block of East Black Street near downtown Rock Hill is closed as crews work to repair a sinkhole.

South Carolina Department of Transportation and City of Rock Hill crews are on scene. The sinkhole has East Black closed between South Jones and Keels avenues. The hole is more than the width of the westbound lane of East Black, crossing the median.

That part of East Black is just outside downtown Rock Hill. It’s a residential area within a short walk of businesses at the center of the city, including police and government buildings not far off Main Street.

The state transportation department is still working to determine how deep the hole is and how long it might take to fix. Early indications are, according to an SCDOT official, the cause may have been a sewer line and not a storm drain in the area. Traffic is being rerouted onto Main Street, which runs parallel to Black.

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John Marks covers community growth, municipalities and general news mainly in the Fort Mill and York County areas. He began writing for the Herald and sister papers in 2005 and won dozens of South Carolina Press Association and other awards since.


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