A portion of Ward Avenue has been blocked off as crews repair a large sinkhole.

The hole is located near Green Street. Four lanes of Ward Avenue are shut down for the duration of the repair.

City officials say the sinkhole appears to be caused by a collapsed 21-inch storm drain pipe.

The work will be extensive and officials anticipate ongoing lane closures through Saturday.

Utilities have marked their respective underground lines in preparation for excavation to expose the damaged storm drain line.