Scottsdale, Arizona. March 14th, 2013.

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Scottsdale officials warned residents to avoid the intersection of Pima and Pinnacle Peak roads in north Scottsdale after a water main broke and caused a sinkhole Wednesday.

The 30-inch irrigation line ruptured at about 10:30 p.m., forcing officials to restrict traffic through the intersection, said Annie DeChance, a spokeswoman for the city water department. DeChance said the rupture created a sinkhole and pieces of the road sunk into the ground.

City officials said they expect the restrictions to be in place for the next few days.

Current traffic restrictions and closures are affecting the following lanes:

Southbound Pima Road is restricted to one lane starting about 500 feet south of Happy Valley Road and will be diverted to westbound Pinnacle Peak Road.

Northbound Pima Road is restricted to one lane starting about 300 feet south of Pinnacle Peak Road and expands to three lanes after the intersection.

Eastbound Pinnacle Peak Road is closed to through traffic. Lanes are open for normal traffic east of the intersection.

Westbound Pinnacle Peak Road is closed to through traffic. Motorists are being diverted to northbound Pima Road.

No injuries were reported in the incident. A vehicle was damaged while driving through the area, DeChance said.

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