Posts Tagged ‘Sinkhole’

A New 14th Street Sinkhole Swallows Downtown D.C.

The 14th Street NW sinkhole is alive and well. No, not the one from 2013. This one's brand new.
City officials closed a portion of the 14th street block between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW Tuesday because of a large sinkhole caused by sewer problems.
DC Water's Emanuel Briggs says crews are currently on scene assessing the issue and will [...]

Large Sinkhole Forming by Massachusetts Avenue SE

A large sinkhole is forming alongside Massachusetts Avenue SE between 34th and N streets, on the southwestern end of Fort Dupont Park, according to the District Department of Transportation. The Metropolitan Police Department closed the road in both directions around 3 p.m.
DDOT spokesman Reggie Sanders says it's possible that the sinkhole extends to the roadway.

Downtown Sinkhole Blamed on Blocked Storm Drain

The good news is that the downtown sinkhole at 14th and F Streets should be fixed by Friday. The bad news is that fixing it is going to come with a hefty price tag.
Speaking in front of the sinkhole this afternoon, Deputy Mayor Paul Quander said the roads surrounding the sinkhole, which have been at [...]

The Needle: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Ol' Virtual Bastard: The Wu-Tang Clan and N.W.A. will headline this year's Rock the Bells hip-hop tour—complete with appearances by dead members of each group. Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E will both "perform" with their fellow rappers by hologram when the tour stops at RFK Stadium Sept. 28 and 29. ODB's widow Icelene Jones isn't [...]

The Needle: Bursting Their Bubble

Pop!: The Hirshhorn Bubble would be so cool, but with the museum director resigning today after an inconclusive vote on the project, it's looking less likely than ever. -4
Bubbly: At last, Veuve Clicquot champagne offers a food truck for the 1 percent. +/-0

Downtown Sinkhole, Still Unrepaired, Enters Local Zeitgeist

The downtown sinkhole at 14th and F streets NW is entering its second day of causing rush-hour havoc, and it's still not clear when it will be closed again.
"It is a very complex situation out there," says DC Water spokeswoman Pamela Mooring, who says she doesn't have an estimate on when it will be fixed. [...]

Sinkhole Closes Streets Downtown

Just two months after a sinkhole closed a street in Adams Morgan, another has appeared in Washington. This time, it could have a big effect on afternoon rush hour.
The sinkhole at the intersection of 14th and F streets NW has resulted in the closure of portions of both street, with 14th Street traffic diverted to [...]

See the Adams Morgan Sinkhole

The message from AlertDC was pretty ominous: "MPD reports a large sink hole in the 1900 block of Biltmore Street NW. The sink hole is described as 25 feet deep and expanding from east to west. Biltmore Street is closed between 19th Street and Cliffbourne Pl NW. Please avoid the area."
UPDATE: District Department of Transportation construction inspector [...]

Pennsylvania Avenue Sinkhole!

Fresh from DDOT:
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is advising motorists that the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW is closed to eastbound traffic because of a sinkhole. A square hole, approximately 4 feet by 4 feet, and 5 feet deep, has developed in the roadway near the bridge over Rock Creek (see attached [...]