A sinkhole has Clarendon Boulevard closed at Ode Street in Arlington, Virginia on Monday morning.
A retaining wall at a construction site failed and caused a landslide into a pit. There are two residential buildings and a parking lot close to the hole. The apartment buildings have been evacuated.
Arlington County sent a structural engineer to check the area. Clarendon Boulevard and North 16 the Road are shutdown from North Pierce Street to North Oak Street. They will remain closed through the morning rush.
Motorists should use Lee Highway or Arlington Boulevard instead.
Congestion Monday evening was lighter than expected, Arlington County reported before 6 p.m.