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Road closed after sinkhole discovered

UPDATE: Southeast Stark Street reopened

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Road maintenance workers closed SE Stark Road between SE Kerslake Road and the Stark Street Bridge after a sinkhole was discovered Saturday. Southeast Stark Street between Kerslake Road and the Stark Street bridge is now re-open to all traffic. Temporary repairs have been made, and the road will be fully repaired Monday, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Multnomah County road workers responded Saturday to a 911 call regarding a pothole developing in the roadway on SE Stark Street between SE Kerslake Road and the Stark Street Bridge.

Upon initial visual inspection it was determined that the potholes were sinkholes developing. At this point, county road crews have closed SE Stark Street from SE Kerslake Road to the Stark St. Bridge. Multnomah County Engineers are on-site to determine extent of the damage and repairs needed. For the safety of the traveling public, this section of roadway will be closed until determined safe, authorities said.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available. Alternate route travel available are South Troutdale Road to the West Historic Columbia River Highway.