Sinkhole appears in Grand Forks street

Police are urging caution, since sinkholes can grow larger without warning.

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Police tape warns motorists and pedestrians to steer clear of a hole that emerged at the Grand Forks intersection of 24th Avenue South and 10th Street. The hole appeared at late Monday afternoon. (Pam Knudson/Grand Forks Herald)

A sinkhole appeared in a Grand Forks street late Monday afternoon, and police are urging caution for those in the area.

Grand Forks police taped off the street near the intersection of 24th Avenue South and 10th Street after the hole created dangerous conditions for drivers and pedestrians. The hole is technically about 30 feet from the corner, on 10th Street. At least for now, 24th Avenue South is still open.

The hole was discovered at approximately 4:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the hole appeared to be roughly 8 or 9 feet in diameter at possibly 5 to 6 feet deep.

Police are asking people and vehicle traffic to avoid the area and not get close to the hole, since sinkholes can become larger without warning.

Tape will remain around the hole until the repair is completed.

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