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Huge sinkhole devours two lanes of a North Carolina roadway, picture shows

A sinkhole formed under a North Carolina road, crumbling pavement across two lanes of traffic, a photo shows.

The cave-in forced the street to shut down “for several hours” in Winston-Salem, the city’s police department tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

It happened near the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a conservatory in the Triad.

A picture from the area appears to show damage spanning a two-lane roadway, according to the police department’s Twitter post.

Winston-Salem official Fella Huntley said a water main break caused the sinkhole to form, according to WGHP.

Earlier this summer, the ground also gave way in western North Carolina, The News & Observer reported. The 36-foot sinkhole in Asheville drew fans on social media and even prompted someone to make T-shirts.

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