LANCASTER COUNTY — A sinkhole and two vehicle accidents have closed one lane and slowed traffic on Route 283 near Spooky Nook Road in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County Wednesday morning, East Hempfield Township police said.
Both eastbound lanes of the roadway were initially closed and traffic was diverted off Route 283 to Spooky Nook Road, but one lane has since re-opened, according to Township Police.
But traffic is expected to be significantly slowed for several hours while the sinkhole is attended to, police said.
The sinkhole was one of three events that contributed to the traffic mess on Route 283, according to police. A multi-vehicle crash was reported around 7:15 a.m., causing traffic to back up. Then, another non-injury crash was called in to police. Finally, reports of a sinkhole opening further west along the roadway was reported, police say.