Sinkhole stops Jefferson City traffic

A sinkhole is blocking traffic on Highway 11 E in Jefferson City. (Farris Motor Company)
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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A sinkhole stopped traffic in Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon, said dispatchers.

Officials reported a problem on Hwy. 11 E near the intersection of Broadway and Pearl in front of the Farris Motor Company. The sinkhole closed one lane of westbound traffic.

An employee at the car dealership told WVLT News the sinkhole stretched into the company's parking lot.

Dispatchers said public works crews were working to address the issue.

TDOT GeoTech crews are on the way to the scene to assess the sinkhole officials said.

The road was still closed on Tuesday night, according to dispatch.

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