Sinkhole opens on 58E

Published 11:18 am Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A sinkhole on Route 58E near the Suffolk border is being attended to now by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Sgt. Camden Cobb, spokesman for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Southampton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at approximately 4:43 a.m. today that the hole, measuring 15′ by 20′ wide and 15′ feet deep, had opened up in the right lane.

Submitted | Camden Cobb

Submitted | Camden Cobb

There is no indication yet with that travel lane will reopen.

Cobb added that three vehicles reported flat tires as a result of the defect to the roadway prior to the full collapse of the area. No injuries were reported.

The Virginia State Police is on scene and all of the Southampton County deputies have cleared from the area.