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Studio City sinkhole repairs could take weeks

A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.
Authorities say it could take weeks to repair the damage.
A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California. Authorities say it could take weeks to repair the damage.
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A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.
Authorities say it could take weeks to repair the damage.
Part of Laurel Canyon Blvd remained closed Sunday due to a sinkhole that swallowed two cars during strong rains on Friday.
LA Dept. of Transportation


It will be weeks before a giant, car-swallowing sinkhole in Studio City can be repaired, authorities say.

Two cars and chunks of pavement disappeared when the sinkhole opened up on the 4200 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard during last week's intense rainfall.

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Limited traffic will be allowed through during the repairs, Paul Gomez with Los Angeles City Public Works told KPCC.

"Traffic will still continue to be on one lane each side. So we really advise motorists to be aware that there will be congestion in that area and to be careful as they're going through that area since it is a construction zone," Gomez said.

Part of the repairs include fixing a busted sewer pipe. Crews were able to install a bypass line on Monday.