Calgary: Sinkhole Forces Closure of Parts of Macleod Trail and 10 Avenue

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 12, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A sinkhole in Calgary has forced the city to close parts of two roads on August 12.

The sinkhole developed at the intersection of Macleod Trail and 10 Avenue S.E., said the city of Calgary on Monday afternoon.

The two left lanes of Macleod Trail will be closed along with through traffic on eastbound 10 Avenue S.E. 

“City crews have begun the assessment of this sinkhole and will begin working to repair the road as quickly as possible,” according to the city. “Drivers can expect this work to affect rush hour this afternoon and all day tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13. Drivers should consider using alternate routes if possible.”

The hole is about 3.2 feet (1 meter) wide but there is a “void underneath” that must be repaired, city roads spokesman Sean Somers told Metro Calgary

“We are asking people to avoid the area because obviously there is going to be a great deal of congestion,” Somers said.

The sinkhole was discovered just before noon and is related to the flooding in June. More sinkholes are expected to appear in the future. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.