Two cars fall into sinkhole at Montreal-Trudeau airport parking lot
MONTREAL—Two cars were damaged on Friday afternoon after a large hole opened up in the middle of an exterior employee parking lot near Montreal-Trudeau International Airport.
While no one was injured, police and fire fighters were at the scene as the back end of a blue Honda Civic pointed skyward. The front of the car fell into a five metre by three meter sinkhole just after 1 p.m.
A neighbouring maroon Audi also fell into the hole.
The lot is located on Cote-de-Liesse Rd. near the airport’s multilevel Skypark.
“I was a little bit shocked,” said the owner of the Audi, who said he hesitated on parking in the spot. “Thank god I was a little late getting to my car. I saw the images of it and it scared me a bit.”
Francois Asselin, a spokesman for Montreal’s airport authority, said the incident will not impact air travel and security officials have the situation under control.
While local work crews are investigating why the sinkhole happened, with particular attention given to the sewage network under the parking lot, they say there is little risk of new holes.