Watch a Massive Sinkhole Swallow a Minivan

By Alissa Walker on at

Downtown Ottawa – Canada's southeastern capital – is the latest city to remove cars from its streets. Actually it’s just a single minivan. That got sucked into the bowels of the Earth.

A huge sinkhole opened on a busy Ottawa street yesterday due to a water main break. It seemed like emergency crews had everything under control and then...

Don’t worry, you can enjoy that video. Police had blocked off the area around it and no one was in danger. But still. People were close!

In addition to disrupting traffic, the sinkhole also caused power outages and a possible gas leak. Some are worried that the main was broken due to the city’s new light rail line, which is currently tunnelling beneath the area, but Ottawa officials don’t think it was due to light rail.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was not available to offer an explanation. [CTV]