STAFFORD, NJ -  Nautilus Drive runs through both Barnegat and Stafford.  Meanwhile,  Stafford Township Police have alerted drivers to a sinkhole near its intersection with Mizzen Avenue.

The roadway is currently under repair and there's no indication what caused the problem in the first place. Customarily, sinkholes are associated with erosion and often appear after consistent rainfall and flooding.

In extreme cases, a sinkhole can become large enough to swallow an entire car. Repeated exposure to traffic can result in collapsed roadways and harm to people and property.

Stafford Police have not indicated when the roadwork will be completed and advise drivers to use caution in the area.