Sinkhole opens in east Vancouver roadway

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The Clark County Public Works department is working to repair a sinkhole that has opened on a residential street in east Vancouver. Department spokesman Jeff Mize said crews hoped to have the hole filled later Thursday night.

"This is the type of thing we try to get on right away," Mize said.

The sinkhole was reported at Northeast 165th Avenue and 80th Street, caused by a collapsed drainage pipe under the street, Mize said.

The opening in the street measured about 18 inches in diameter, but the sinkhole underneath was about 6 feet around and about 8 feet deep.

Public works crews will likely fill the hole with packed gravel at first, Mize said, then return next week to repair the pipe.