LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- MetroSafe officials say the intersection of 5th and Jefferson St. is reopened after a hole large enough to fit a person was found in the road.

Crews say it may look small, but the hole is 12 feet deep. Public Works says it's much bigger underneath the road.

MSD set up an arrow board on the 200 block of 5th Street to direct traffic around the hole and placed two metal plates over it to prevent cars from getting damaged.

The Louisville Water Company tells WDRB it's not a water-related issue, but it's unclear what caused the hole.

Fifth Street was closed from Jefferson St. to Market St. for several hours Tuesday evening while MSD, Louisville Water and Public Works crews were on the scene.

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