EPDATE: El Paso County Public Works estimates the repairs to fix a far East El Paso County sink hole will take at least three weeks. Mission Ridge’s southbound lanes have been temporarily turned into two-way traffic lanes.  

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 20-foot-wide sinkhole has closed a road in far East El Paso County, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that a sinkhole developed at Mission Ridge Boulevard and Addingham Court. Deputies were called out to the scene at about 1 p.m. Friday.

A diagram shows road closures in far East El Paso resulting from the sinkhole along Mission Ridge Boulevard. Courtesy — El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

The El Paso County Roads and Bridges Department and Horizon Fire are working together and the 700 block of Mission Ridge will be closed in both directions as crews work to repair the roadway.

Socorro ISD reported early releases at two nearby schools — Eastlake Middle and Col. Ben Narbuth Elementary — for a “water outage.”