Sinkhole opens up a block away from White House
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A sinkhole opened up on Tuesday afternoon in the road a block away from White House grounds in Washington, D.C.

D.C. police said in a tweet that 17th Street NW between C and E streets NW was closed in both directions because of the sinkhole.

Sergio Gor, a staffer for Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate to vote Thursday to block Trump's Saudi arms deal Senate to vote Thursday to block Trump's Saudi arms deal Overnight Defense: Shanahan exit shocks Washington | Pentagon left rudderless | Lawmakers want answers on Mideast troop deployment | Senate could vote on Saudi arms deal this week | Pompeo says Trump doesn't want war with Iran MORE (R-Ky.), tweeted a photo of the sinkhole. The road appeared to buckle near the corner of 17th and D streets NW, with the crater taking up roughly one traffic lane.

A sinkhole formed last summer on the north White House lawn near the entrance to the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. The hole was cordoned off, excavated and repaired over the course of roughly a week last May.

The District Department of Transportation was en route to the sinkhole on Tuesday afternoon.