Possible Sinkhole Forms in National City Neighborhood

Rachael Avenue was expected to be closed in both directions throughout the day Thursday

Sinkhole in National City

A portion of a street began to buckle in a residential National City neighborhood Wednesday night, forcing authorities to shut down the roadway for a day.

National City police closed down a portion of Rachael Avenue just south of Alleghany Street Wednesday night due to what was described by the city as a sinkhole.

The next morning, crews arrived to inspect what appeared to be a 10-foot stretch of the roadway beginning to sink into the ground. The buckling was creating a gap between two secure portions of the street.

Officials did not say what was believed to be the cause. Crews said the road would likely be closed all day.

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