WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The D.C. Water utility says a sinkhole that has closed a major intersection in downtown Washington will require complex repairs.
The District of Columbia Department of Transportation says the intersection of 14th and F streets northwest will remain closed through Wednesday.
D.C. Water says the sewer line dates to 1897 and has utilities and old trolley tracks running above it.
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Traffic is being diverted from 14th Street northwest between Pennsylvania and New York avenues and F Street northwest between 13th and 15th streets. Delays are possible.
Officials say the road collapsed at the intersection Tuesday afternoon leaving a 15-foot hole and damaging a sewer line.
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