Sinkhole to Close Two Lanes on Southbound I-270 for 24 Hours or More

by MCS Staff

Press release from Maryland State Police: “At this time, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is out with a large sinkhole in the right lane of I-270 southbound prior to Exit 9 I-370 in Montgomery County.

SHA has been notified and they have a representative on scene, and are waiting for more crews to come out. The sinkhole is the result of a broken 6ft drainage pipe and SHA is trying to get contractors to come out and repair. Per SHA this could be an extended closure of 24 hours or more, and may end up closing the 2 right lanes.”

SHA tweeted the following at 8:39pm on Wednesday night: Emergency road work closing two right lanes on SB I-270 just Prior to I-370. Expect major delays. Use MD 355 as alternate route.

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