Howell Mill Road closed at 14th Street due to sinkhole - CBS46 News

Howell Mill Road closed at 14th Street due to sinkhole

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Howell Mill at 14th Street is shut down indefinitely because of a crack and a sinkhole in the road.

The sinkhole was first thought to be caused by a water leak. However, CBS Atlanta News spoke with Atlanta Department of Watershed Management spokesperson Scheree Rawles Wednesday morning, and she said that was no longer thought to be the case.

So far, investigators have not been able to detect any broken pipes.

All lanes of Howell Mill Road are closed between 14th and 17th streets, which is also a bridge, until the section is deemed safe for travel.

Drivers said while the roadblock caused delays Wednesday morning, it could've have been  much worse had traffic not already been light for the holidays.

"Thankfully, traffic's not too heavy, so it's only going to cause a 10-minute delay for me," said Terry Howard.

Businesses in the area are still open. will have more information as it becomes available.

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