PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A sinkhole at least several feet deep opened up on a Portland city street around 4 p.m. Thursday.
The sinkhole appeared in the 1700 block of 46th Avenue, between NE Broadway and NE Hancock, the Portland Bureau of Transportation told KOIN 6 News.
Police cordoned off the area and blocked access to 46th at the intersections with Broadway and Hancock.
The record-setting cold temperatures continues to grip Oregon, freezing and bursting pipes, keeping cars from starting and forcing administrators to announce closures on Sunday.
Citing nearly a foot of snow and frigid temperatures, officials from Oregon State University announced their main campus will be closed on Monday -- even though it is the first day of finals week.
A Multnomah County deputy who stopped on the Fremont Bridge to help a disabled motorist was injured when a car lost control on an icy spot and hit the guard rail.
Police cars were damaged in two separate incidents when drivers ran into them, one by a suspected drunk driver, the other by a man fleeing in stolen car.