The sinkhole in downtown D.C. (Photo by Tim Craig.)

A sinkhole at the intersection of 14th and F streets in Northwest Washington has closed streets around that intersection, and police warn that the closures could remain in place for two days.

Crews are on the scene to repair the sinkhole. As a result, 14th Street is blocked between New York and Pennsylvania Avenues NW and F Street is closed between 13th and 15th streets NW.

The repair work could take about two days, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a D.C. police spokesman.

Motorists who normally drive through the area where sinkhole repairs are underway were advised late last night on the city’s Alert DC  Website to  plan on  an alternate route “for the next couple of days.” Driving anywhere close to the affected area is likely to result in getting delayed “or stuck for an extended period,” the site warned. .

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