Sinkhole shuts down traffic lanes in Halifax
Traffic was backed up along Barrington Street Wednesday afternoon due to a sinkhole.
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4:07PM ADT
A sinkhole shut down traffic lanes for a few hours in downtown Halifax this afternoon.
Barrington Street northbound was reduced to one lane, causing a backlog of traffic, after city crews noticed the sinkhole forming at the intersection at Barrington Street, Upper Water Street and Cornwallis Street.
Halifax Water and city crews have secured the area and installed steel plates as a temporary measure. City officials say more permanent repairs will be made once the weather improves.
All lanes have since re-opened.
Halifax motorists were warned of a sinkhole forming on Barrington Street Wednesday afternoon.