Rest easy, nation: The White House sinkhole is set to be fixed

WASHINGTON — The long, national crisis that was The White House Sinkhole Saga is almost over.

The good news comes from the National Park Service, which announced Friday evening that a crew had excavated the area on the North Lawn. The “underground void” is only about 6–8 inches in diameter, officials said, and is probably a product of soil erosion due to all the rain of late.

The sinkhole’s existence, of course, has been fodder for the Twitter peanut gallery after its discovery Sunday.

In a few days, concrete, gravel and soil will fill the hole before it’s all resodded, said park service spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles.

Anyone worried about neighborhood property values can rest easy. The small hole, which has not grown larger since it was first noticed, does not pose a risk to the White House, the park service confirmed.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer.

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