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Work ongoing where sinkhole opened on Washington, D.C. street Special

By Leigh Goessl     May 25, 2013 in Environment
Washington - On Tuesday a 15-foot deep sinkhole opened up on a busy Washington, D.C. street. The repairs were initially expected to take a couple of days, but the work will continue through this weekend.
Fortunately no one was hurt when a sinkhole opened up in downtown Washington on Tuesday. Although, when the sinkhole opened it did create some havoc during rush hour as commuters were forced to find other routes.
A sewer line, built in 1897, had been broken and some other repairs were being made. The line is located below an old trolley track and several utilities.
Initially closures were expected to only take a couple of days, however according to officials it will take closer to a week. Officials in the District of Columbia said road closures in the vicinity of 14th & F Streets will remain in effect until probably Monday.
As of today some roads were still closed and crews could be observed working on Saturday afternoon.
According to CBS News, transportation officials said crews would be milling and resurfacing 14th Street NW and other nearby roads.
The intersection where the sinkhole occurred is only a few blocks away from the White House.
The Washington Post reported that officials said the road will be "in better shape" when it is reopened.
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