Thursday's huge rainstorm and flash flooding caused a sinkhole on Sunrise Valley Drive near Glade Drive in Reston, one of several county wide.
The area around the sinkhole, located in the righthand, eastbound lane between Glade and Reston Parkway. The area is roped off, so there is no danger of driving into it, but police are warning residents not to try and walk on it either.
Fairfax County Police warn that sinkholes, road cave-ins, and bridge damage present a continued danger to pedestrians and drivers. They have cordoned off these areas with flares, cones and police tape and urge citizens to stay away from the area.
The road and surrounding area may look stable but the ground and supporting material could give way at any time, police said. Anyone caught beyond the police barriers could be charged with playing on streets and highways or with crossing police lines, perimeters or barriers. These are misdemeanor charges that carry fines of not more than $250 or $500.