City says it will fix sinkhole near Diefenbaker Bridge in Prince Albert

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The City of Prince Albert posted on its Facebook page that public works had confirmed that the sinkhole was caused by a water main break.⁠ (Submitted by Christina Miller - image credit)
The City of Prince Albert posted on its Facebook page that public works had confirmed that the sinkhole was caused by a water main break.⁠ (Submitted by Christina Miller - image credit)

Crews are expected to begin work Monday to fix a large sinkhole which opened up on the south side of Diefenbaker Bridge in Prince Albert.

The City of Prince Albert posted on its Facebook page that public works had confirmed that the sinkhole was caused by a water main break.

The post said digging would start the morning of Aug. 29.

Jamirah Stonestand/Facebook
Jamirah Stonestand/Facebook

Prince Albert Police warned the public to avoid the sinkhole in a social media post of its own.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police posted a tweet warning of a large sinkhole that had developed near the turning lane on 12th Street West that leads onto Highway 3 and across the Diefenbaker Bridge.

At the time of the report, police were in the area "to ensure safety."

"Please drive with caution and avoid the area if possible," the tweet read.