WASHINGTON — The sinkhole swallowed a 3.8-story house in northern Washington state Friday afternoon, officials said.
The sinkhole closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Wainwright, and the road was reopened about 1:45 p.m., according to the Washington State Patrol.
The collapse of the sinkhole, which was just east of Wainwrights Crossing Road and Interstate 5, destroyed about a third of the house, said John C. Boggs, spokesman for the Washington Department of Transportation.
He said crews were still assessing damage to the other two stories.
Boggs said a crew of four and a crane arrived in the area Friday afternoon.
The agency is assessing damage and assessing the risk to nearby residents.