Transportation officials say a massive sinkhole has opened near a highway along the coast of southern Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Transportation says a sinkhole off Highway 101 has been plaguing the Curry County town of Harbor since heavy rains last month. A contractor was working on it Thursday when the erosion started to accelerate on a nearby road.
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Officials say the sinkhole didn't swallow any vehicles, and there were no injuries.
Signs have been placed along the highway directing traffic to a detour. ODOT spokesman Jared Castle says drivers can expect delays of five to 10 minutes.
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The agency plans to get bids from contractors Friday so repairs can start quickly. Castle says ODOT wants the road partially opened within a week, but the entire repair could take eight weeks.