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Broken Water Main Creates Sinkhole In SE D.C.

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A 20-inch water main break has opened up a large sinkhole in southeast Washington. (credit: Jim MacKay/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

A 20-inch water main break has opened up a large sinkhole in southeast Washington. (credit: Jim MacKay/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON (WNEW) — A broken water main has created a significant sinkhole in southeast Washington.

Crews from D.C. Water have been working to repair the broken 20-inch water main at 13th Street SE and Trenton Place SE since 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Eight apartment buildings in the area are without water as the region braces for its warmest weather of the year. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80’s Thursday.

Officials say they are working diligently to make repairs, but were unable to determine exactly when the work would be completed. Crews are likely to be working into the afternoon.

13th Street is closed between Mississippi Avenue and Congress Street due to the repairs.

WNEW’s Jim MacKay contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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