UPDATE: VDOT Crews Working to Fill Bedford Sinkhole on 460 East

The sinkhole was six feet deep at one time Sunday. VDOT crews had filled most of the hole as of Monday morning.

UPDATE: 11:17 a.m.

Bedford, VA - Part of Route 460 East in Bedford remains closed Monday after a sinkhole opened up in front of the Applebees Sunday.

State police say they got a call around 4:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon from a tractor trailer driver. The driver said he almost flipped his truck when he went over the sinkhole.

A VDOT crew was in the process of filling the sinkhole Monday morning, which was five feet wide by six feet deep at one time Sunday.

Officials say the sinkhole may have been caused by washout from a pipe failure under the road.

One lane of eastbound 460 remains closed.

VDOT says once their team finds the exact cause, they'll be able to complete repairs on the sinkhole.

Officials say they're being extra cautious because it's hard to see the hole from more than 50 feet away.

VDOT crews say the right lane of eastbound 460 will remain closed Monday. There is no word yet on when it will re-open.

Stay with ABC 13 for further updates.


Bedford, VA - Part of 460 East in Bedford is closed because of a sinkhole. It happened Sunday right by Business Junction Drive in front of Applebee's.

State police say they got a call around 4:45 p.m. from a tractor trailer driver who said he almost flipped his truck when he went over what he believed to be a sinkhole. He was not injured.

Troopers say they think the hole is about 8 to 10 feet deep and 5 feet wide.

Officials say the hole was caused by too much moisture, but they don't know where the water is coming from.

VDOT crews closed the road and say they'll have to get a team to assess the source of the water. Then, they'll be able to start on repairs.

Officials say that lane will be closed overnight Sunday and probably through Monday.

Nobody was injured.


Bedford, VA - The Bedford Fire Department is reporting a six to eight foot wide sinkhole closing the right eastbound lane of 460 near the Applebee's.

On their twitter page, the fire department says the sinkhole appears to have been caused by a broken water line.

ABC 13 has a crew on the way and will bring you updates as soon as we can.