White House sinkhole likely the result of heavy rainfall, poses no threat to building: Park Service

Source: Washington Examiner | May 25, 2018 | Katie Leach

The National Park Service has concluded that the sinkhole next to the White House poses no threat to the historic building.

After conducting an excavation, NPS spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles released a statement Friday explaining that the sinkhole in the North Lawn was likely result of “recent heavy rains that eroded the soil,” and they will be working to permanently fill the void in the coming days.

Washington D.C. area has experienced significant precipitation over the past few weeks, more than double the average amount of precipitation for May, with particularly intense periods of rain last week,” the statement read. “Sinkholes are common occurrences following heavy rain.”

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  •  EVERYDAY #23828

    How appropriate — a sinkhole to represent this presidency and the country as a whole.

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