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Damaged culvert causes slight sinkhole on this Prince George street

City crews find soil, other material near broken pipe 12-feet under
Victoria St. closure sinkhole
Victoria Street is closed in the VLA between Milburn and McCullagh Avenues as crews fix damaged culvert (via City of Prince George)

Prince George has closed off a section of Victoria Street in the VLA after reports of a damaged section of asphalt on Wednesday (Aug. 7).

The city assigned crews to the scene shortly after receiving the call and found a damaged pipe leading into a large culvert that was pulling soil and other material away, causing a slight sinkhole.

Crews had to dig 12 feet beneath the surface to find the destabilization, located half-a-block south of Milburn Avenue.

Today (Aug. 9), workers are determining the best way to fix the culvert and the road once that task is complete.

No vehicles are being allowed between Milburn and McCullagh Avenues until construction is finished.


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About the Author: Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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