Updated at 10:17 a.m.

Officials said crews are working to repair a large sinkhole in the 3500 block of Sixth Street SE.

The sinkhole was created after a break in an 8-inch water main, authorities said. It’s going to take crews at least eight hours to fix it, officials said. Drivers should avoid the area.

Original post at 5:45 a.m.

A large sinkhole is causing traffic problems on Sixth Street in Southeast Washington for Tuesday’s commute.

According to Fox 5, several vehicles have struck the hole. It is not known if anyone was seriously injured.

The hole is in the 3500 block of Sixth Street SE, a few blocks from Ballou High School.

The sinkhole is causing delays for some Metro buses.