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A large sinkhole closed a section of Bayview Avenue just north of Steeles Avenue as crews worked to repair the damage in Toronto, Ont. Nov. 3, 2011. (Kevin Van Paassen/Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)
A large sinkhole closed a section of Bayview Avenue just north of Steeles Avenue as crews worked to repair the damage in Toronto, Ont. Nov. 3, 2011. (Kevin Van Paassen/Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

Large sinkhole shuts down part of Bayview Avenue north of Steeles Add to ...

Motorists commuting through Markham are urged to avoid Bayview Avenue, north of Steeles Avenue East because of a large sinkhole in the road.

Traffic in both directions has been diverted between Laureleaf Road and Proctor Avenue.

A watermain break is suspected to be the cause of the hole, said Michael Kemp, a York Region spokesman.

The problem could take several days to repair.

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