Small sinkhole appears on Columbus Street and Haley Street

A small sinkhole has appeared at Columbus and Haley Street in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Bakersfield police officers found a small sinkhole on Columbus and Haley streets Saturday afternoon.

Officers blocked off the lanes surrounding the area in an effort to ensure the public's safety.

Police said the traffic in that area will be affected for several hours as construction crews repair the damage.

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