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‘Large’ sinkhole disrupts traffic in West End Winnipeg

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A large sinkhole appeared near St. Matthews Avenue and Spruce Street. City crews were on site to block off and re-direct traffic around the hazard consuming the center lane. – Jul 26, 2022

Another sinkhole is disrupting traffic in Winnipeg.

Less than a week after a “massive” sinkhole closed a roadway in north Winnipeg, police are warning about new void that’s opened up in the West End.

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In a tweet Tuesday morning police said barricades were up on the inside lanes of St. Matthews Avenue at Spruce Street due to a “large” sinkhole.

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‘Massive sinkhole’ forms at intersection disrupting traffic – Jul 21, 2022

Police said curb lanes are still accessible, but advised drivers to avoid the area if possible.

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There’s no word on what caused the sinkhole or when it might be fixed.

Last Wednesday night the intersection at Salter Street and Inkster Boulevard had to be closed when a sinkhole — described as “massive” in a police tweet — was discovered.

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