A sinkhole opened on Buford Highway after a GDOT vehicle hit a main water line.

Buford Highway reopened after about 15 hours of repair to fix a sinkhole that stopped the flow of traffic in Brookhaen.

The sinkhole opened on Buford Highway near Afton Lane during the Wednesday morning commute. The hole was approximately 13 feet across and stopped traffic all day.

A GDOT vehicle struck the main water line on May 9 while working on a sidewalk enhancement project. The pipe was sealed off following impact, leaving a sinkhole in its wake.

Crews work to repair a sinkhole on Buford Highway. Photo provided by the city of Brookhaven.

Logan C. Ritchie writes features and covers Brookhaven for Rough Draft Atlanta.