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Updated: 12/23/2013 15:07 | By Channel NewsAsia

Sinkhole forms on Commonwealth Avenue West

Sinkhole forms on Commonwealth Avenue West


Sinkhole forms on Commonwealth Avenue West

SINGAPORE: A sinkhole was formed on a section of the road along Commonwealth Avenue West in the direction of the city on Monday morning.

Singapore Power said this happened while a SP PowerGrid-appointed contractor was laying electricity cables.

The sinkhole is about two metres in diameter.

No one was injured in the incident and the affected area was immediately cordoned off.

SP said its priority was to ensure public safety.

SP said it is investigating the cause of the incident and its engineers are on site to access the situation.

Two lanes of the affected road have been closed to facilitate repair works.

A third lane is still open to traffic.

It remains unclear how long the repair works will take. - CNA/fa

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