Road closures due to a large sinkhole in downtown D.C. could last beyond Wednesday's evening commute, officials said.

The sinkhole started developing Tuesday afternoon because a water line broke. F Street NW is closed between 13th and 15th streets, and 14th Street NW is closed between Pennsylvania and New York avenues NW, District Department of Transportation officials said.

DDOT spokeswoman Monica Hernandez said she thinks that the road closures will last until D.C. Water and Sewer Authority workers finish making repairs at the scene. The roads are expected to remain be closed during Wednesday's rush hour and could stay shut for even longer.