Giant sinkhole shuts down busy Oregon highway

Oregon sinkhole
Giant sinkhole on Highway 101 in Harbor, OR (Courtesy: ODOT)

HARBOR, OR (WCMH) — A huge sinkhole in Harbor, Oregon, has part of the busy Highway 101 shut down.

The hole shut down the freeway on Thursday and was still widening early Friday morning. It is the second sinkhole in the location that workers from the Oregon Department of Transportation were working on.

Sevearl people shared photos of the sinkhole shortly after it swallowed up the road.

There’s no word yet on when the sinkhole might be repaired, but video taken from a drone appears to show that the highway could be shut down for a long time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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