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September 8, 2006
Sinkhole closes laneway in Yonge/Eglinton area
A sinkhole in a laneway between Soudan Avenue and Eglinton Avenue has forced the closure of the laneway. The sinkhole is approximately seven metres long, three meters wide and 2.5 metres deep.

Staff from the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division and Technical Services Division responded to a call at about 5 a.m. when a garbage truck had become engulfed by the sinkhole. The driver of the vehicle was not hurt.

A geo-technical assessment of the area is being completed to determine the stability of the soil around the sinkhole and the best method to safely remove the truck.

Ministry of Labour staff is also at the site. An investigation will take place as to the stability of the land under the laneway that will help determine future action at this location.

Transportation Services staff is assessing the damage to the road. It is not yet known when the road will be back in operation.

Media contact:

Steve Johnston
Sr. Communications Co-ordinator



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