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World Sinkhole big enough to swallow car opens on Yonge St. near Hwy. 401

01:07  12 january  2018
01:07  12 january  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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Two traffic lanes closed on Yonge St ., north of York Mills Rd. City work crews are attending to the large sinkhole , which appeared Wednesday morning at William Carson Cres., just south of Highway 401 , and is large enough to swallow a car .

A large sinkhole has caused a major traffic disruption on Yonge Street just south of Highway 401 .


City work crews attend at the scene of a sinkhole in the southbound lanes of Yonge St., just south of Highway 401, at William Carson Cres. © Provided by Toronto Star City work crews attend at the scene of a sinkhole in the southbound lanes of Yonge St., just south of Highway 401, at William Carson Cres.

A large sinkhole has shut down two traffic lanes on Yonge St., just south of York Mills Rd.

City work crews are attending to the large sinkhole, which appeared Wednesday morning at William Carson Cres., just south of Highway 401, and is large enough to swallow a car.

While the cause of the sinkhole is yet unknown, city workers speculate it may have been caused by a water main breaking during the recent deep freeze.

With temperatures warming, it may well be possible the frozen water from the leak melted, creating a pool of liquid and causing the street to cave in.

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The hole — six metres by five metres at the surface and almost double the size below ground — damaged the boulevard, swallowed trees on the embankment and will require the relocation of a nearby hydro pole. Sinkhole big enough to swallow car opens on Yonge St . near Hwy .

TORONTO — A sinkhole big enough to swallow a car has opened up on a busy stretch of Yonge St . in north-end Toronto. City workers blame it on a broken watermain, which may have resulted from the recent spell of bitterly cold weather. The sinkhole began to materialize at about noon and water

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