LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol says a water main break downtown has closed part of Eastern Avenue.
The break that happened early Sunday morning caused a portion of the road to collapse near Eastern Avenue and Stewart Avenue.
Northbound Eastern Avenue at Stewart has been closed due to the sinkhole. Southbound lanes have not been affected.
A small amount of standing water is still in the road from the water main break.
Reconstruction has already begun. Officials have not said when the road or the water main will be fixed.
NHP is advising drivers to use alternative routes.