Dekalb County, Georgia. October 8th, 2013.

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Drivers on Interstate 85 south through DeKalb County should expect delays until at least Wednesday afternoon due to roadwork on a large sinkhole.

Workers are doing emergency repairs on I-85 just north of the interchange with Clairmont Road, and are working nonstop.

The sinkhole formed beneath a drainage pipe under the road. It is at least three or four feet deep.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed two southbound inside lanes (the HOV and adjacent lane on the left) to repair a failed drainage structure.

Drivers are encouraged to be extremely cautious when passing through the area and to take alternate routes if possible. 11Alive traffic anchor Elle Duncan recommends taking Buford Highway.

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