Rain Suspected Culprit in Route 90 Sinkhole

Aug 2, 2016

Assawoman Bay Bridge
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Rain is suspected to be the main cause of a sinkhole that was 3 feet by 6 feet wide and 3 feet deep which showed up on Route 90 into Ocean City.

It showed up in the right lane of traffic and a portion of the shoulder just as the Assawoman Bay Bridge hits the land on the bay side of Ocean City.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that traffic backed up for those trying to leave the resort while authorities got the vehicles coming into the city moved off the highway and onto detours.

The road was repaired with a steel patch and asphalt until a permanent fix can be worked out.

This is not the first time for a sinkhole.

The Daily Times reports that another opened up on Route 90 last year and forced a closure of the highway for around two-and-a-half hours.

There have also been mechanical failures at the Route 50 drawbridge in 2008 and 2014.