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Sink hole opens up on Park Street

A sink hole opened up on the Lorne Street exit onto Park Street Friday afternoon, shutting down the exit to traffic. The hole was approximately a foot and a half wide and between three and five feet deep.
A sink hole opened up on the Lorne Street exit onto Park Street Friday afternoon, shutting down the exit to traffic. The hole was approximately a foot and a half wide and between three and five feet deep. - Cody McEachern

TRURO, N.S. – The Lorne Street exit to Park street was temporarily closed Friday afternoon as a sink hole opened up at the Lorne and Park street intersection.

A call was put in to the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation around 3 p.m. about the hole, which opened up in the middle of the Lorne Street exit onto Park Street.

“I’d say there is a culvert that probably collapsed, but we’re not sure just yet,” said Paul Bigelow, a Public Works crew member who was on scene.

“I’m not 100 per cent sure what caused it. It might have just been an old pipe that finally let go. I suspect it’s the culvert that goes right across the road.”

Bigelow estimated the hole was around a foot and a half wide and about three to five feet deep, but didn’t pose any immediate danger of spreading.

The exit was closed to traffic while a work crew was dispatched to the area to dig out and refill the hole.

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