Giant Sinkhole In Vancouver Closes Southeast Marine Drive, Repair Works Ongoing

By on Dec 14, 2010 in North America, World Comments
Giant Sinkhole In Vancouver
Giant Sinkhole In Vancouver
Image Credit: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG

A giant sinkhole reportedly collapsed on Sunday afternoon in Southeast Marine Drive in Vancouver, Canada. The roads were closed between St. George and Fraser Streets for the ongoing repair on the large sinkhole.

In a statement issued by the city of Vancouver, the sinkhole measures 4.5 meters wide, nine meters long, and six meters deep.

According to reports, it is not clear what caused the sinkhole, but a damaged water main was found and is believed to be one reason.

There were no reports of injuries or vehicles impacted by the sudden opening of the ground. The road is expected to be closed until Tuesday afternoon. It was said that the crews still need to repair the pipelines before refilling and paving the road.

Meanwhile, bus service No. 100 and No. 8 has been rerouted by TransLink and commuters were advised to check the TransLink website before heading out. Motorists can make an alternative plans via Fraser for westbound traffic or Main for eastbound.

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