Central Saanich Police have closed a stretch of Veyannes Road as crews try to fix a sinkhole. (Black Press Media file photo)

Significant sinkhole closes Veyannes Road in Central Saanich

Roads closed while public works repair hole

It is not clear what caused a sinkhole to open in the 7100-block of Veyannes Road, south of Stellys Cross Road in Central Saanich on Tuesday.

Central Saanich Police Service Detective Jessica Craig said two passer-bys first reported the discovery Tuesday mid-afternoon. She added that public work crews are currently on scene trying to repair with police dealing with traffic.

Craig estimates that the size of the sinkhole is about six by four feet with a depth of about six feet.

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According to Central Saanich’s Twitter feed, Veyaness Rd remains closed between Keating X Road and Stellys Cross Road. It is not clear when traffic along the road will re-open, said Craig, adding that the hole neither caused any injuries. Nor did any vehicles drive into it.

As of 5 p.m., Central Saanich Police had left the scene. Public works are still conducting repairs in the area and alternate routes remain in effect.


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