A sinkhole closed down an entire block in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon.
Here's what it looks like:
Adams Morgan now has a sinkhole. twitter.com/willsommer/sta…
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) March 12, 2013
WUSA9 reports that the officials are at the scene in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood:
Fire officials says they are requesting the Department of Public Works because the sinkhole is affecting what looks like a waterpipe that may be in the process of collapsing.
A police department crane has also been requested, says an official, because of several vehicles packed into the area. Those cars may have to be relocated.
D.C.'s police alert first described the sinkhole "as 25 feet deep and expanding from east to west." According to Washington City Paper reporter Will Sommer, this description was quickly retracted:
District Department of Transportation construction inspector Vic Matthews says it's three to four feet deep and isn't going into the street. Which doesn't sound quite as threatening.
On the Prince of Petworth neighborhood blog, on-the-scene reports have the sinkhole as being "tiny" and not "huge."
Meanwhile, here's what people on Twitter are saying about the D.C. sinkhole:
This is a developing story...