Orange County

Chapel Hill sinkhole closes W. Rosemary St. between N. Columbia and Church streets

West Rosemary Street will remained closed throughout the day Thursday as crews continue to repair a water main break that caused a sinkhole Wednesday.

The portion of West Rosemary Street between Columbia and Church Streets will remain closed. The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) was repairing the water line late Wednesday. The break was discovered near the intersection of West Rosemary Street and Pritchard Avenue.

Water line repairs often take 4 to 6 hours to complete, but actual duration depends on conditions.