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@DCPoliceDept tweets around 12:30pm:

“Street Closure:1900 blk of Biltmore St NW due to a sink hole. Streets closed19th & Biltmore/Biltmore St&CliffbournePl NW/Cliffbourne&Calvert”

From Alert DC:

“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.”

If anyone grabs a photo please send to princeofpetworth(at)gmail

Thanks to all who sent photos:


Tim writes:

“It wasn’t huge but they were towing the cars that were in the immediate vicinity.”


Philip writes:

“Tiny sink hole. Dc police and fire are on scene. Towing cars too. Everyone seems calm but nobody is allowed on the street itself near the hole.”

Close up from Lydia:



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