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MassDOT crews repair roadblock near Stoughton

MassDOT crews repair roadblock near Stoughton

On Sunday, June 30, a sinkhole developed on Route 24 near Stoughton, closing the road for part of the day.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said MassDOT crews responded to a report of a sinkhole in Stoughton yesterday afternoon and closed one lane while Mass. State Police were on the scene to assist.

Temporary repairs have been completed and all lanes are open Sunday evening. The Mass. State Police confirmed that the lanes were open and the temporary repairs were completed around 8 p.m. last night.

Although the sinkhole was present and not sealed, it caused miles of traffic disruption on Sunday afternoon.

According to the US Geographic Survey, sinkholes form when the ground beneath the land surface cannot support the land surface.

“Normally, sinkholes form so slowly that little change is noticeable, but they can form suddenly when a collapse occurs,” USGS said. “Such a collapse can have a dramatic effect if it occurs in an urban environment.”

Rin Velasco is a trending reporter. She can be reached at [email protected].