Sinkhole closes busy street in Davisville, expect commuting delays

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A large sinkhole in midtown Toronto has closed down a busy street, Toronto police say.

Listed as a hazard, police say a large sinkhole formed near the intersection of Eglinton Ave. E. and Mt. Pleasant Rd. overnight. Large puddles of water could be seen forming over the sinkhole outside alongside lifted pavement, sectioned off by pylons.

Eglinton Ave. is closed in both directions between Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Taunton Rd.

According to a series of tweets, the Toronto Transit Commission says Routes 34 and 54 are experiencing detours both east and westbound via Cardiff Rd. and Roehampton Ave., off of Mt. Pleasant Rd. due to a watermain break, which formed the sinkhole. Routes 334 and 354 will also see detours in both directions until the watermain outbreak is contained.

311 Toronto has been advised, police say. Drivers should expect the closure to last through the morning rush on Tuesday.

This sinkhole marks the second sinkhole in two days, with the other on lower Bayview Ave. and Dundas St.

Emerald Bensadoun is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @twerk_vonnegut

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