slope has some residents in the Raleigh, NC, area concerned that
a sinkhole will form near a busy highway, but the state Department
of Transportation says there is no danger of a sinkhole at the site, The Raleigh News and Observer reported Dec. 17.
problem - which is centered under a highway ramp - is apparently
being caused by a clogged storm drain. The ramp links I-440 - the
Beltline's Outer Loop - and westbound I-40 near Cary, NC, on the
west side of the Raleigh area.
- who are worried that the hole could cause the ramp to collapse
under heavy traffic - watched a tree and some stones slide into
the growing gap recently. The DOT has inspected the hole and ruled
that there is no danger.