CORNWALL – A section of Fifth Street East outside Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School collapsed late Wednesday night causing a giant sinkhole.
The hole, which took up the entire left lane of Fifth Street, was about the size of a compact car.
Typically, fluctuating temperatures above and below freezing like Cornwall has experienced the last couple of days is extremely hard on water mains.
A Cornwall public works supervisor and roughly a half dozen workers could be seen inspecting a large cavity under the street before a backhoe with a jack hammer was brought in around 1:30 a.m.
Workers could be seen rerouting water in order to make repairs and it’s believed that water service in the area wasn’t affected.
A section of Fifth Street East from Sydney Street to Amelia Street was closed overnight to traffic.
It’s not known when the street will reopen.