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WHITSETT — Work to repair a sinkhole along a portion of Interstate I-40/85 will close one lane of the busy highway Thursday.

N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that maintenance crews plan to repair the sinkhole Thursday. Work will close the left, eastbound lane of the highway between the Mt. Hope Church on-ramp and the Rock Creek Dairy Road exit ramp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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