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Massive Toronto sinkhole swallows entire TTC vehicle (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Oct 31, 2018 6:52 am 982

On Tuesday morning, many Torontonians’ irrational fears became a reality as a massive sinkhole swallowed an entire vehicle in the Port Lands area.

According to the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA), a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) supervisor’s car was “engulfed by a sinkhole” near Logan Avenue and Commissioners Street.

The sinkhole was caused by a water main break, which burst around 5:30 am, resulting in a stretch of Commissioners Street to close, disrupting the morning commute.

The TTC also rerouted the 72 Pape bus around the area.

By mid-afternoon, the vehicle was still submerged in the sinkhole and TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said, “once it’s determined safe and confirmed the car is not sitting on a gas line, for example, we’ll haul it out.”

Crews were able to remove the car just after 4 pm on Tuesday.

The TTC vehicle from earlier has been rescued from r/toronto

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]
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