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Engineers from the Minnesota Department of Transportation peer into a hole created by a pipeline boring under the U.S. Highway 2 bypass Tuesday afternoon after a portion of the highway collapsed. Eastbound traffic was detoured through the city. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Portion of Highway 2 collapses

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A portion of U.S. Highway 2 collapsed Tuesday afternoon, prompting an emergency detour through Bemidji.

The collapse occurred during drilling for Enbridge Energy Corp.'s Alberta Clipper oil pipeline.

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