Sinkhole opens up on White House lawn
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3:22 PM - After close to a week of constant rain in Washington, D.C., a sinkhole has appeared on the front lawn of the White House.
It was first reported Saturday on the North Lawn. The sinkhole is situated behind a fence and not accessible to pedestrians, but staff have put up yellow caution tape and pylons, and The National Park Service covered the hole with plywood Tuesday ahead of additional rainfall.
"The National Park Service has been monitoring the situation and is bringing in some additional experts to help best determine a remedy," National Park Service spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles said in a statement via CNN.
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"Sinkholes, like this one, are common occurrences in the Washington area following heavy rain like the DC metro area has experienced in the last week. We do not believe it poses any risk to the White House or is representative of a larger problem."
Experts say it's unlikely the hole will grow any bigger. If it does, staffers can fill it with cement grout.