Sinkhole in downtown Ottawa filled, still stalling LRT work

Crews worked well into Friday night to fill a giant sinkhole in downtown Ottawa that has stalled a portion of the city's Light Rail project.

The gaping hole at Laurier Avenue and Waller Street is now completely filled in.

Staff from public works was on site Saturday afternoon to work on restoring power to traffic signals in the area.

A section of the road caved in around 1 a.m. Friday and left a hole 40 feet deep and 25 feet wide.

There's no word on what caused the street to collapse. The ground gave way just metres from the site where crews have been digging Ottawa's LRT tunnel.

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