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Large sinkhole shuts down part of Bayview Avenue north of Steeles

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.

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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.

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The problem could take several days to repair.

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