UPDATE: Right lane of I-26 reopens over gorge

Photo: WLOS

UPDATE: The lane has reopened.

The right lane of Interstate 26 heading west is closed for repairs near Exit 59 (Holbert Cove Road) in Saluda.

A hole has opened in at the north end of the Green River gorge.

According to the NC DOT, the pothole developed "a couple weeks ago," and repairs are being done in conjunction with repairs from the storm.

Expected impact to traffic is high, and drivers might wish to find an alternate route for their Monday morning commute.

The DOT's current estimated time of repair is Monday, June 11 at noon.

Check the status of the repair here.

Check traffic in the area here.

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