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Brunswick County road washes out creating large gap in roadway

Sinkhole shuts down Sunset Harbor Road. (SOURCE: BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE) Sinkhole shuts down Sunset Harbor Road. (SOURCE: BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

A road washed out in Bolivia, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.  The washout created a gap in the roadway that is about 8ft wide, and 20 ft deep.

Members of the sheriff's office say Sunset Harbor Road is closed between Retreat Road and Zion Hill Road. They are asking people to avoid the area.

Crews are asking driver to use Zion Hill Road or Highway 211 coming out of the Harbor and coming into the Harbor. If you're coming off of Retreat Road use Highway 211.
Or if using Adelaide Road go down to Zion Hill Road.

Officials say the road had been deteriorating for months and crews had been working on it before it washed out.

In initial reports, investigators said the washout was caused by a beaver dam that collapsed and created a surge of water. They say after investigating further they now believe it was caused by a water pipe that collapsed. They believe the old age of the pipe contributed to the collapse.

No one was injured and no homes were damaged.

Officials say they do not know how long it will take to repair the roadway.

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