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 PaulOn The Money: House votes to avert shutdown, fund government through November | Judge blocks California law requiring Trump tax returns | Senate panel approves three spending bills Paul objection snags confirmation of former McConnell staffer Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight 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.