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Sinkhole opens up on Albert Street in Burnaby

A large sinkhole has opened up in Burnaby near the 4800 block of Albert Street on Monday evening.

Sinkhole estimated to be 16 feet long, 6 feet wide, 3 to 4 feet deep

A large sinkhole has opened up in Burnaby near the 4800 block of Albert Street on Monday evening. (CBC)

A large sinkhole has opened up in Burnaby near the 4800 block of Albert Street on Monday evening. 

Metro Vancouver crews estimate the sinkhole is 16 feet long, six feet wide and three to four feet deep. 

An investigation is underway into what caused the road to collapse, says Metro Vancouver spokesman Don Bradley. 

"There has been a considerable amount of infrastructure, work performed in the area over the past several years but the investigation will determine the cause and appropriate next steps," he said. 

Albert Street is closed for one block between Gamma and Delta Avenues. A security crew will watch over the sinkhole overnight and cleanup crews will be back Tuesday morning. 

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