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A sinkhole opened up in Santa Cruz on Saturday morning forcing the closure of part of West Cliff Drive.
A sinkhole opened up on Saturday morning in Santa Cruz, forcing the closure of part of West Cliff Drive.

Santa Cruz police said an ocean cave is below the sinkhole.

Authorities closed West Cliff Drive between Woodrow Avenue and Colombia for several hours while the hole was assessed.

The area near the sinkhole remains blocked off until crews can close it up.