KPD: Detours in place following discovery of sinkhole in Knoxville


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Detours are in place around Central Avenue Pike due to the discovery of a sinkhole in Knoxville.

The 4500 block of Central Avenue Pike was closed early Sunday morning due to a sinkhole near the side of the road, KPD said Sunday morning. A detour has been set up around the area.

A KPD spokesperson said it is the department’s understanding that the Knoxville Utilities Board and Traffic Engineering had to inspect the sinkhole before any repairs could be made.

The 4500 block of Central Avenue Pike remains closed. No word yet on when the road will be opened.

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