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C'est peut-être le temps de déclarer la rue Sainte-Catherine piétonne sur toute sa longueur...




Emergency crews are on the scene after a sinkhole opened up in downtown Montreal and swallowed a backhoe.


It happened at about 9 a.m. ET at the intersection of Guy and St-Catherine streets. The hole is about eight metres long and five meters across.


A section of St-Catherine Street has been closed to traffic.


A city official said they received a call about a water leak at the scene on the weekend. Crews arrived this morning to do repairs and that's when the road gave way.


"We think that the water leak was because of the sewer pipe. . .it's broken sewer pipe," said Emilie Miskdjian a spokeswoman for the Ville Marie borough.


"That's what we think, but we will have to do an inspection to determine the cause."


The driver was taken to hospital as a precaution.


Engineers and representatives from the CSST, Quebec's workplace health and safety board, are now at the scene to determine the best way to remove the vehicle from the hole.

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Les nouvelles changeant, mais les impressions restent. Il me semble que cela s'est produit plusieurs fois depuis environ un an sur la rue Sainte-Catherine (Guy, Peel, Metcalfe, McGill) et sur Sherbrooke.

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