COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Officials at Blanchard Elementary School are repairing a sinkhole that developed in the school's front parking lot. The sinkhole was discovered when the front right wheel of teacher's car fell in the 5 to 6 foot deep hole.
"We have repair crews on the scene," says Valerie Fuller, Muscogee county Communication Director. "They've been working since this morning to get the situation repaired. We anticipate it's gonna take at least the rest of the week until the repairs are finished."
We're told the sinkhole was caused by erosion. No injuries were reported.
The front parking lot will be closed until further notice. It will likely be closed for the remainder of the week.
Until the hole is repaired, the arrival and dismissal process will operate as follows:
The normal routine will resume once the repair is completed.