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(HARBOR, Ore.) — A road in Oregon has crumbled away after a huge sinkhole opened up just on the other side of the road to where a sinkhole appeared last month, according to police.

The initial sinkhole happened in December in the parking lot of the Fireside Diner in Harbor, Oregon, after torrential rain.

A south view of the #Harbor #sinkhole located west of U.S. 101. A detour goes into effect at 9 p.m. tonight. pic.twitter.com/oRGvScD6J2

— Oregon DOT (@OregonDOT) January 29, 2016

Then on Thursday, the ground became unstable after storms had battered the local area and a section of Shopping Center Avenue — parallel to Highway 101 — began to slip away, Jared Castle, spokesman from the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

Police cordoned off the area which is near the coast of the California/Oregon border, and set up a detour for drivers.

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