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Sinkholes close parts of 2 Winnipeg streets

A sinkhole has shut down sections of streets in both the West End and Elmwood neighbourhoods of Winnipeg.

Crews working on sinkholes means north and southbound lanes closed

Crews work on a sinkhole that has shut down Arlington Street from Ellice Avenue to Sargent Avenue. (Wendy Buelow/CBC)

A sinkhole has shut down sections of streets in both the West End and Elmwood neighbourhoods of Winnipeg.

Arlington Street, from Ellice Avenue to Sargent Avenue, was closed Thursday afternoon. Then barricades went up late Thursday night on Riverton Avenue between Gateway Road and Grey Street.
A sinkhole on Riverton Avenue is covered in plywood and surrounded by barricades. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Workers told CBC News they created the Arlington sinkhole themselves, cutting away pavement that was threatening to collapse. They say they will be able to repair the street without any impact on water or sewer services. 

Drivers are being advised to use other routes.

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