Montreal

Sinkhole on Park Ave. leaves street partially closed

Construction crews had to rush to Park Ave. in the borough of the Plateau–Mont-Royal Thursday afternoon after part of the street caved in.

The southbound direction of Park Ave., near St-Viateur St., will stay closed all evening

City officials say this sinkhole on Parc. Ave, near St. Viateur Street, was caused by a water main break. (Kristy Rich/CBC)

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.

Commuters are urged to avoid Park Ave., near St-Viateur St. One northbound lane will be closed until 10 p.m. due to a sinkhole. (Ben Shingler/CBC)

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