WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - It could be days before crews fix a huge sinkhole that opened up near the White House earlier this week.
The sinkhole materialized Tuesday evening in the middle of 17th Street in Northwest, D.C. A three block stretch of 17th Street, between C Street and E Street, will be closed until repairs are completed.
There is no word on what caused the 12-foot deep sinkhole to open. Power lines that feed buildings and monuments in the area could be seen inside of the sinkhole. A large sewer line also runs underground in the area.
⚠️While the cause of the sinkhole on 17th NW remains a mystery, our team is working w/ @PepcoConnect to make repairs. Intersections of 17th and C,D, and E Streets are closed. EST restoration is next week. Pls use alternative routes. ⚠️ #DCTraffic pic.twitter.com/UycvMd5QQg— DC Water (@dcwater) January 23, 2019