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      Traffic still slowed on I-26 because of sinkhole

      Motorists traveling Interstate 26 toward Charleston are still being told to expect delays as work continues to repair damage from a sinkhole.
      JEDBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Motorists traveling Interstate 26 toward Charleston are still being told to expect delays as work continues to repair damage from a sinkhole.

      The sinkhole was first reported July 5 in the eastbound passing lane between I-95 and Charleston at mile marker 192 near Jedburg Road. That lane remains closed, and electronic signs on both I-26 and I-95 are advising motorists about the work and expected delays.

      Last week, traffic was snarled for miles in both directions as both the passing lanes had to be closed so crews could work on the repairs.

      The problem started when fast moving water washed out soil beneath a drainage culvert.

      In Dorchester County, a washout has caused a hole 7 feet wide and 10 feet deep, closing Wire Road near Reevesville.