Sinkhole forms above Evergreen Line tunnel boring site in Port Moody

Some Port Moody residents got a big surprise this afternoon when a sinkhole developed in their parking lot.

While the sinkhole, which developed directly above the Evergreen Line tunnel boring in Port Moody, didn’t look big, it was deep — about 79 cubic metres in total.

According to Evergreen Line construction manager Nasir Kurji, the ground caved in at about 3 p.m. when the boring machine was undergoing routine maintenance underground and some sand caved in. The sand caving in caused an air pocket, which then migrated to the surface causing the sinkhole.

The parking lot was cordoned off for a few hours while crews filled the sinkhole.

A sinkhole developed in Port Moody near the Evergreen Line construction. Lisa Vegt

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