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Sinkhole report: Really just a pothole

A police car blocks traffic near a pothole on La Jolla Scenic Drive South. Photo: Greg Wiest
A police car blocks traffic near a pothole on La Jolla Scenic Drive South. Photo: Greg Wiest

Police were directing traffic away from a wide crack that had started to sink on Via Capri at La Jolla Scenic Drive South late Tuesday, but later city officials said the problem just amounted to a large pothole.

Crews were able to repair the damage without significant disruption.

Initial reports indicated there was a 5-by-5-foot hole that was caving in as well as a 2-by-2-foot pothole nearby that drivers were having to go through to avoid the larger one before police closed one lane of the street Tuesday afternoon.