PHOTOS: Sinkhole shuts down I-89 northbound in Sharon

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Eric Francis

UPDATE: At 4:30 a.m. VTrans completed the repair and re-opened I-89

SHARON - The sudden appearance late Monday afternoon of a sinkhole on Interstate 89 northbound at Mile Marker 7.5, which is about halfway between the interstate bridges spanning the White River and the Sharon Rest Area, forced traffic heading north from White River Junction to a crawl.

Photo courtesy of Vermont State Police Sgt. Rich Slusser

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    The northbound lanes were shut down between Exit 1 in Quechee and Exit 2 in Sharon and as a result traffic on normally sleepy Route 14 through West Hartford became nearly bumper-to-bumper for periods of time.

    The decision to close the interstate came shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday and VTrans crews were working with an excavator and dump trucks as darkness fell with repair efforts expected to continue through the evening.  

The detour slowed traffic on I-89 to a crawl between the interchange in White River Junction and Exit 1 in Quechee

VTrans crews were on the scene working straight into the evening

Evidence of Saturday's flash flooding is all around West Hartford, including at the intersection of Wildlife and Podunk Roads


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