Laneway buckles between two Montreal condo towers
Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:34AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:22PM EDT
The laneway between two partially built condo towers in downtown Montreal has buckled.
The Rocabella and the L'Avenue condominiums are being built between Drummond St. and Mountain St. between René-Lévesque Blvd. and Canadiens-de-Montréal Ave. near the Bell Centre.
The sinkhole is a bit bigger than a meter wide in diameter and occurred due to a water leak.
Montreal police say no one was injured and no evacuation order was required. There was also no damage to nearby buildings.
Inspectors from the City of Montreal will investigate the damage, as Montreal police officers will ensure their safety by controlling access to the area.
Drummond is closed between Canadiens-de-Montréal and René-Lévesque to allow Gaz Metro to secure the gas line.
Two lanes are closed on the south side of Rene-Levesque as well until the repairs are made.
The closures near the collapse could prove difficult this evening, because there is a home game at the Bell Centre for the Montreal Canadiens.