A sinkhole on Broadway has shut down the street between Long Beach Boulevard and Pine Avenue in Downtown for at least 48 hours, according to Long Beach Public Works.
The department was called to the scene around 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Public Works staff at the scene. One lane was shut down while they began their initial investigation, which lasted about two hours.
The Water Department then inspected the area to determine if there was a leak, but the investigation was inconclusive, according to Public Works.
The full street was then shut down at 3 p.m., and digging to find the cause of the sinkhole began at 4 p.m., workers said.
It’s still unclear what led to the sinkhole, according to workers, who added that the street would be closed for a minimum of two days. The closure could, however, last longer depending on how extensive the damage is that caused it.