Sinkhole Still Concerning

By Cheryl Jahn
August 9, 2018 - 2:29pm Updated: August 9, 2018 - 5:48pm

PRINCE GEORGE - The City's troubles around the ongoing sinkhole at Winnipeg and Carney Streets are not going away. That sinkhole developed on the first day of summer after the city was subject to a deluge of rain. But, fifty days later, there's still a huge hole and an even bigger headache for the City. 

"When that sinkhole appeared, they found it was a bigger problem than it was expected to be.  And we want to fix it right," says Councillor Garth Frizell. "Right now, we're getting some groundwater seepage into the area. So, in order to stem that, we're going to do some test drill sites around [the sinkhole] for the next week coming up and [the road] could be closed for another month." 

But that fact is concerning to Councillor Brian Skakun.

"This is concerning to me for a couple reasons," he says. "One, we don't know what the cost is to fix. The other big issue is the disruption of traffic. And depending on what they find, they're talking that they might have to dig down deeper and actually shut down the entire intersection and this is a major thoroughfare in the community. People are going to be upset. Rightly so."

 

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