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Large Sinkhole On 14th Street NW Could Snarl Traffic For Days

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The sinkhole couldn't be in a worse place, located along the busy 14th Street in downtown D.C.
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The sinkhole couldn't be in a worse place, located along the busy 14th Street in downtown D.C.

Repairs on a large sinkhole at 14th and F Streets NW continue this morning, and D.C. officials are warning that a stretch of the busy corridor between Pennsylvania and New York Avenues could remain closed for the coming days. Additionally, F Street between 13th and 15th Street is closed.

The D.C. Department of Transportation and D.C. Water closed off the intersection at 14th and F yesterday, though the sinkhole had been reported using the SeeClickFix app some 11 days ago. According to workers and eye witnesses, the hole is between 15 and 20 feet deep.

City officials warn motorists coming north on 14th Street to turn on Constitution Avenue to avoid traffic backups approaching Pennsylvania Avenue. According to 2010 traffic volume study, between 35,000 and 39,000 cars travel along the affected stretch of 14th Street each day.


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