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A van partially fell into a sinkhole that opened up Tuesday morning on a street in the Crenshaw area.

The white van was on its side with its front half over the edge of the sinkhole caused by a water main break near Buckingham Road and Obama Boulevard. 

There are no reports of injuries.

It was not immediately clear how the van ended up partially in the sinkhole and whether anyone was inside at the time.

About 20 customers were affected by the 8-inch pipe break. Buckingham Road will be closed from Obama to Exposition boulevard during repairs, which are expected to last up to 14 hours.

Two fire hydrants also were knocked out of service.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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