City says 'void in pavement' shuts down lanes in Exchange

Yet another example of the beating Winnipeg streets are taking opened up on Friday.

Twitterverse debates whether 'void in pavement' is just another term for sinkhole

The city said this 'void in the pavement' opened up in the Exchange District Friday on Princess Street, reducing it to two lanes. (Trevor Dineen/CBC)

Yet another example of the beating Winnipeg streets are taking appeared on Friday. 

What the city calls "a void in the pavement" opened up at Princess Street and Alexander Avenue in the Exchange District.

The city said it was caused by a water main leak.

Princess Street, a southbound, one-way street, was down to two lanes between Logan Avenue and Alexander Avenue Friday afternoon. 

Motorists on Alexander Avenue have to turn left onto Princess Street.

The city said crews were working to repair the leak and restore the road as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, work continued to repair St Mary's road after a large sinkhole appeared in Southbound lanes on Wednesday.

Friday's "void in the pavement" is just the latest in a string of sinkholes in the city. 

It's contributing to a lively debate on Twitter about sinkholes as summer — and a municipal election in October - approach.