Sinkhole on Park Ave. leaves street partially closed
The southbound direction of Park Ave., near St-Viateur St., will stay closed all evening
Construction crews had to rush to Park Ave. in the borough of Plateau–Mont-Royal Thursday afternoon after part of the street caved in.
Officials said the sinkhole was caused by a water main break.
Crews had to dig around the collapsed section of the street and are now repairing the hole, which measures about two metres by half a metre.
One lane in each direction of Park Ave., between Fairmount Ave. and St-Viateur St., was closed so that crews could carry out the repairs. The northbound side was reopen a few hours later.
Traffic in the area was heavy during Thursday afternoon rush hour due to the lane closure on the southbound side, which is expected to remain in effect until about 10 p.m.