BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A large sinkhole has closed multiple southbound lanes of I-270 Wednesday in Gaithersburg, Maryland State Police said.
The sinkhole is in the right lane of I-270 south before Exit 9. The State Highway Administration has closed the two right lanes and said to expect major delays.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Tornado Warning Issued For Anne Arundel County
The sinkhole was caused by a broken six-foot drainage pipe, police said, and the SHA is working to get contractors out to repair the damage.READ MORE: State Reveals New Home Loan Products To Help Marylanders Buy New Homes
Officials said the lanes could be closed for over a day, and to use MD 355 as an alternate route.MORE NEWS: Pasadena Woman, 63, Dies After Hit-And-Run Boating Crash On Magothy River