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Rain is suspected to be the main cause of a sinkhole that was 3 feet by 6 feet wide and 3 feet deep which showed up on Route 90 into Ocean City.

It showed up in the right lane of traffic and a portion of the shoulder just as the Assawoman Bay Bridge hits the land on the bay side of Ocean City.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that traffic backed up for those trying to leave the resort while authorities got the vehicles coming into the city moved off the highway and onto detours.

A sinkhole has developed on the eastbound lane of Route 90 at St. Martin River Bridge.

The Worcester County sheriff’s Office says that the hole was first reported at 12:50 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

The State Highway Administration has laid a steel plate over the hole until it can be permanently patched.

SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar told the Salisbury Daily Times that sinkholes near the water are not uncommon.

He said the constant rising tides produce a great deal of erosion over time.

Don Rush

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Repairs are underway this week on eastbound U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis as highway crews inspect and improve piping under the roadway after a collapse in early June.

The State Highway Administration is overseeing repairs this week after a three-foot sinkhole opened up on the highway earlier this month.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Road crews have reopened a stretch of busy U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis after a three-foot sinkhole opened up on the highway.

All lanes of the highway reopened Thursday morning. Crews worked overnight to fill the hole with stone to stabilize the road and installed a concrete patch on the surface.

Maryland State Police say the hole opened up about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials closed a mile-long stretch of the eastbound lanes of the highway. The closure had been expected to continue into Thursday's commute.