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Sinkhole closes intersection near downtown Las Vegas

Updated June 25, 2020 - 8:25 pm

An intersection near downtown was closed Thursday afternoon after a sinkhole opened, Las Vegas police said.

Officers responded to Oakey and Martin Luther King boulevards at 3:43 p.m. after a sinkhole opened and damaged vehicles, according to police Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Damon Young.

Young said the sinkhole was about 12 feet by 12 feet and about 5 feet deep.

No one was seriously injured, and an officer was on scene to warn drivers, Young said.

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