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:   Toronto Star

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Two traffic lanes closed on Yonge St ., 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 .

The sinkhole on Yonge Street north of York Mills Road is slowing traffic in the area. Toronto Water said work is underway to repair the sinkhole located south of Highway 401 at William Carson Crescent.


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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