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DC sinkhole repairs could last into Friday

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A major intersection in downtown D.C. remains closed while repairs to a sinkhole and sewer line continue.

D.C. transportation officials say the intersection of 14th and F streets northwest will likely remain closed into Friday. The road collapsed at the intersection a few blocks from the White House on Tuesday afternoon leaving a 15-foot hole and damaging a sewer line. Officials say the sewer line built in 1897 is below multiple utilities and old trolley tracks.

Traffic has been diverted from 14th Street northwest between Pennsylvania and New York avenues and F Street northwest between 13th and 15th streets.

The Department of Transportation says the hole was discovered when inspectors checking a plate on the road over the weekend discovered that it had shifted.

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