Car-sized sinkhole reported in Outer Sunset

A sinkhole nearly the size of a car was reported at 38th Avenue and Ortega Street in the Outer Sunset Tuesday night, according to a San Francisco police officer at Taraval Station.

A 911 call on the sinkhole came in around 9 p.m., the officer said, and no one was injured. There were no reports of a water main break shortly after the call and the area was blocked off for further investigation by the Department of Public Works.

No traffic jams were expected Tuesday night, the officer said.

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