Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sinkhole closes Tanger outlets in Blowing Rock

11:35 AM, Jun 18, 2013- www.digtriad.com

Blowing Rock, NC -- An outlet mall in the North Carolina mountains has reopened after a hole 20-feet deep opened up at the spot where cars enter the parking lot, according to WBTV.  

The sinkhole formed Monday at the entrance of the Tanger Outlet Mall on Highway 321 in Blowing Rock.

Officials say the hole about 15 feet across developed when storm drains gave way underground, a collapse that may have been caused by recent heavy rainfall.  

A temporary road is being built so that workers and customers can enter the shopping center, a project that could take a couple of days. More than two dozen businesses are closed until construction crew can build a temporary entrance.

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