FREDERICK, Md. - Crews from the Maryland State Highway Administration worked Monday to repair a sinkhole in the slow lane of Interstate 70 at South Street.
An eastbound lane of I-70 that was closed for more than three hours was reopened about 5:30 p.m. after a steel plate was placed over the sinkhole.
The plate was to remain in place through the night and a road crew was to return this morning to repair the sinkhole, according to highway officials.
An eastbound lane will be closed again today after morning rush hour, officials said.
The southeast section of Frederick County is prone to naturally occurring sinkholes because of the prevalence of underground limestone caves, according to officials at the Maryland Department of Environment.