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Large sinkhole opens up on Renton street

RENTON, Wash. -- Police are asking motorists to avoid the 900 block of Rainier Ave N in Renton after a sinkhole formed under the street.

From the road, the hole looks somewhat small, but Renton police say the hole underneath the road "is very large."

"This is about a 15 feet deep hole that is in the middle of Rainier Avenue," Renton police said.

Both northbound lanes in the 900 block of Rainier Avenue N have been shut down and traffic is being diverted on to the southbound the Renton Streets Department has been notified.

Crews said a detour was in place. As of Wednesday afternoon, there was no estimated time of reopening.

We'll update this article when more information becomes available.