Police have barricaded part of a road in the Minto neighbourhood after a "large sinkhole" opened up early Tuesday morning.

The Winnipeg Police Service says in a tweet that the "Inside lanes for both directions are barricaded" for St. Matthews Ave. at Spruce St.

The curb lane is open in both directions. However, police are asking the public to avoid the area if possible.

It's the second large sinkhole to cause traffic issues in under a week. On July 20 a sinkhole opened up in the evening at Inkster Blvd. and Salter St. resulting in the entire intersection being closed for several hours.