MADERA (CBS13) – A large part of a Madera road will be closed for some time due to a sinkhole.

The scene is on Schnoor Avenue in between Howard Avenue and 5th Street. The sinkhole started opening up on Monday.

City of Madera Police say it isn’t exactly known what caused the sinkhole, but recent rains are suspected.

A video showing the road collapsing into the sinkhole posted to the police department’s Facebook page has garnered nearly 400,000 views as of Tuesday.

Police say the sinkhole is about 15 to 20 feet deep.

The roadway to be closed for some time.


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