Georgetown Road in Charlottesville closed for several hours on Friday as crews repaired a sinkhole.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release that the sinkhole was discovered mid-morning between Court Place and Hydraulic Road. It was apparently caused by a damaged pipe.

Just after 4 p.m., VDOT officials reopened the road, saying a new pipe had been installed with a temporary asphalt patch on top of it. In the next few weeks, crews will return to work on the surface to make it smoother.

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