A sinkhole closed all lanes on Island Highway in Lantzville Thursday afternoon.
The sinkhole appeared about 100 feet north of Superior Road on Highway 19.
– Kendall Hanson (@Kendall_Hanson) November 18, 2021
Police, fire and highway contractors are on site.
Lantzville’s deputy fire chief told CHEK News that the sinkhole had not actually broken the concrete yet, but was a “big dive” in the road below the middle meridian.
He advised motorists in the area to stay home if they are not to travel, as Mainroad assesses the damage.
Traffic was shut down in the area in both directions, with vehicles being diverted through Lantzville.
CLOSED – # BCHwy19 – A sinkhole at Superior road, north of #NanaimoBC has the highway closed in BOTH directions.
Assessment is underway and the detour is in effect.
More info: https://t.co/BmlCpPCXGT#LadySmithBC #ParksvilleBC #VanIsle
– DriveBC VI (@DriveBC_VI) November 18, 2021