LEBANON COUNTY, Pa.-- PennDOT closed all lanes of U.S. 422 in North Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, as a precaution due to the expansion of a nearby sinkhole that has created a depression in the pavement of U.S. 422 threatening the stability of the highway.
After the region experienced heavy rain on Sunday, May 19, a substantial depression was noticed in the westbound lane of U.S. 422. Following further inspection, the decision was made this morning to shut down the entire roadway for the safety of motorists until a work plan can be put into place.
PennDOT has been assessing sinkholes near the Sinkhole Saloon and Palmyra Bowling Center and developing options for repairs to make the highway safe for travel. Until the highway is reopened to travel a signed detour Route 117, U.S. 322 and Route 934 will be available for motorists.
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