A hole in Bonaventure Dr. in the city’s west end has been filled, after a car that fell into it on Monday was removed.
The city’s environmental supervisor, Scott Tam, says the road collapsed when the car drove over it, after a broken water main washed out the material underneath.
“So the asphalt kind of acts like that barrier and nobody really sees it, right,” says Tam. “So again, it’s a hazard that it’s unfortunate that a vehicle drove over it and hit a weak point and kind of broke through the asphalt.”
Something like that is nearly impossible to predict, yet Tam says a lot of water on the road could be a sign.
“Just be aware that just because you see a lot of water on the road, that there may be a potential issue that you just can’t se, right, which is being covered with the water.”
Once the water main is fully repaired, that patch of road will be restored, too.