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A passenger car sank in a very large sinkhole while driving in Southern Pines Sunday night.

Emergency responders were dispatched at 7:56 pm to a vehicle that was reportedly sinking in a sinkhole on West Wisconsin Avenue near the SE Service Road.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a passenger vehicle that had sank several feet below the top of the roadway into a sinkhole spanning the width of the roadway.

Water had undermined a large pipe running under the road at this location causing the roadway to sink as the vehicle was driving across it.

The two occupants of the car were able to get out of the vehicle and were not injured.

West Wisconsin Avenue has been closed in both directions in the area of the SE Service Road with barricades placed across the roadway.

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This incident follows a large amount of rain where Moore County has been under a tornado watch, a thunderstorm warning, and a flood advisory this evening.

With heavy rain still falling as of this report there are many areas of standing water on the roadways. Residents are urged not to travel, but if you must drive please exercise extreme caution.

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Responding to this incident tonight were units with Southern Pines Fire & Rescue and the Southern Pines Police Department.

Moore County remains under a Flash Flood Warning untill 3:00 am Monday morning.

(Updated with additional photo 4/16/18 12:30 pm)

 

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  • Search Underway Overnight For Missing Eastwood Man +

    UPDATE – Story Updated Missing Man Located Early Monday Morning Using Drone Aircraft Read More
  • Earth Day Road Cleaning Held Saturday April 21st +

    On Saturday, April 21st, Earth Day Weekend got off to a great start in Moore County with a major volunteer Read More
  • Silver Alert Issued For Missing Man From Hoke County +

    A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 43-year-old man. Read More
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Crime Reports

  • SPPD Announces Additional “Operation Leader” Update +

    Additional charges filed man remains jailed under $6,100,000 secure bond. Read More
  • Officers Conduct Speed Enforcement Operation In Pinehurst Tuesday +

    4 Hour Operation Results In 85 Traffic Stops Read More
  • Aberdeen Man Charged With Kidnapping & Assault Receives $150,000 Bond +

    Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the arrest of Benjamin Ross Kirk for domestic violence related offenses including assault and kidnapping. Read More
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Obituaries

  • Charles Richard Lambert Of Robbins +

    Charles Richard Lambert, age 70, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC. Read More
  • Thomas Raymond Jackson Of Seven Lakes Obituary +

    Thomas Raymond Jackson, 82, passed away on April 21, 2018 Read More
  • Keiley A. Banfield of Aberdeen Obituary +

    Keiley A. Banfield of Aberdeen, NC, died unexpectedly on April 18, 2018. Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Man & Dogs Escape Injury After Rollover Accident Outside Southern Pines +

    A man and his three dogs escaped without serious injuries after the Chevrolet Silverado he was driving overturned Sunday. Read More
  • Man Airlifted After Being Impaled On Metal Rack Saturday +

    A man was airlifted to a Trauma Center by a helicopter Saturday afternoon after falling and becoming impaled on a Read More
  • One Airlifted After Overnight Motorcycle Accident Outside West End +

    Jackson Springs man was airlifted to a Trauma Center following a single vehicle motorcycle accident outside of West End early Read More
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