Sinkhole forms on Colley Ave.

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A sinkhole developed in the middle of Colley Avenue in Norfolk Friday, but utility crews have put down a temporary fix.

Colley Avenue from Southampton to Woodis Avenue was closed due to the 4-feet wide by nearly 5-feet deep hole, according to Bat. Chief Julian Williamson with Norfolk Fire-Rescue. This is in the Fort Norfolk section of the city.

The Department of Utilities and the Department of Streets and Bridges responded and are putting down a temporary patch, according to City spokesperson Lori Crouch. She said the road should re-open around 8 or 9 p.m., but will close again Saturday so crews can permanently repair the hole.

Crouch said crews are still working to determine was caused the sinkhole to form. She said there is no danger that the hole will get any larger.

Norfolk Police also responded assist with traffic control.


This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY on air and online for updates.

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