WJTV News Channel 12 - Update: Bedford sinkhole closes part of Route 460

Update: Bedford sinkhole closes part of Route 460

Update: Bedford sinkhole closes part of Route 460

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BEDFORD, VA -

Update 5:45 a.m.

Route 460 east at Business Junction Drive in Bedford is expected to be closed for most of Monday. At this point VDOT believes the sinkhole was caused by a washout from a pipe failure under the road.

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A spokesperson for VDOT says they're still working tonight to figure out what caused the area to collapse. They say it could take hours or even days to determine a cause.

Meanwhile, the portion of the right lane surrounding the sinkhole will continue to be blocked off until it can be repaired.

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The Bedford Fire Department is reporting a large sink hole has just opened up on Route 460 Eastbound near Applebee's, just outside of the city of Bedford.

Applebee's tells us the sinkhole is about 6-8 feet wide and police are blocking off the area.

The right lane of 460 east bound is closed. They're asking you to please use caution while driving.

The Bedford Fire Department said it seems to be a broken water line.

We're working to get more information and of course will keep you updated as more information comes into the WSLS newsroom.

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