UPDATE: In a statement released to Whitehouse ISD parents on Wednesday the district said the sinkhole has been repaired and the main drive is open.

Normal student parking will resume Thursday. They also remind parents that students are only to be dropped off at the designated drop off at the front of the school and not in the student parking lot.

WHITEHOUSE, Texas (KETK) – A sinkhole has developed at Whitehouse High School on the Main Campus Drive beyond the guard gate, causing a detour during afternoon pickup, according to officials.

“We will divert all traffic entering or exiting through the guard gate from 346 through the student parking adjacent to the Main Campus Drive,” officials said. “This detour will result in displacing the first two rows of student parking, the far east side of the parking lot will become the alternate route.”

All traffic entering through the Acker Tap entrance will not be effected, and officials said they are working to repair the sinkhole as soon as possible. The student parking lot will be used as general parking during the disruption while repairs are made.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time,” officials said.