May 24, 2014 8:26 pm

Sinkhole closes down part of 50 Street

A large sinkhole opened up at the intersection of 50 Street and 44 Avenue in Edmonton, May 24, 2014

Craig Ryan, Global News

EDMONTON – In a city where potholes are fairly common, it takes a really big hole in the ground for Edmontonians to take notice.

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is warning drivers to avoid 50 Street at 44 Avenue after a massive sinkhole opened up in the intersection.

The sinkhole appeared around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, causing the northbound lanes in the intersection to be closed for an undetermined length of time until repairs can be made.

EPS is recommending northbound drivers exit 50 Street at 34 Avenue.

This isn’t the first sinkhole to wreak havoc on Edmonton roads. On April 20, one opened up on 99 Street between 72 and 73 Avenue, causing delays for several days.

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