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Sinkhole Closes I-93 North in Concord, Causes Traffic Snarl

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Interstate 93 northbound in Concord is expected to be closed for several hours due to a sinkhole.

Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton says the report came in just after noon, and no injuries were reported.

"The hole is about 20 feet deep, 12 feet long, and 14 feet wide, so a major hole in hole road there that has shutdown northbound traffic," Boynton said.   

He says the DOT and private construction companies are working to address the problem.

"It appears it's related to a large brick and mortar drainage pipe that's located under the highway," he said.

has been closed due to a sinkhole.

WMUR reports the northbound lanes of the highway were closed between exits 13 and 14 shortly after noon.

Crews are diverting traffic off the highway at exit 13.

Drivers are being encouraged to avoid the area, if possible.

Follow the NHDOT's account for Interstate 93 right here.

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