Advisory: Sinkhole On North Shore Road

April 2, 2018

The police and Ministry of Public of Works are advising motorists to use caution on the North Shore Road, in the Shelly Bay area, due to a sinkhole in the road.

Sink hole Bermuda April 2018

“The Ministry of Public of Works is advising motorists to use caution, along North Shore road, near Shelly Bay Beach, due to a large sinkhole which has formed,” a Ministry spokesperson said.

“The Ministry of Public Works is currently undertaking repairs. Motorists and heavy construction vehicles should avoid this area and use alternative routes.”

Sinkhole Bermuda April 2018

A police spokesperson said, “Please be advised there presently a sinkhole in the road on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish on the Shelly Bay stretch. Please note there are cones around the area and we are asking the motoring public to be mindful when driving in the area.”

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  1. Truth is killin’ me... says:

    Not surprised in the slightest. When you don’t resurface the roads and cracks develop the rain washes through these cracks and eats away the soil below the tarmac. I am surprised it hasn’t happened in more places!

  2. Family Man says:

    Wow, if Stevedoring Services/Corp of Hamilton were in charge of that we’d have the whole of North Shore Road closed to all traffic for at least a week.

  3. stormy daniels says:

    Contractors that do trenching work need to be held more accountable for when refilling/repaving.
    Not saying this is caused by a trench, but if it walks like a duck and smells like a duck.

  4. Micro says:

    What is the long-term remediation plan for that stretch? The whole eastbound lane is sinking in and pushing outwards towards the edge. It’s all going to have to be dug up and shored up soon.

  5. JohnBoy says:

    Let’s spy on Kim Jong Un shrew de hole.

  6. Dready says:

    Fix it!

    • wahoo says:

      Exactly! the hole is about 1 1/2 feet wide for crying out loud! Dump some ready mix in there and call the utility companies and tell them to do a more permanent fix later.

      • wowzers says:

        that’s why theres a hole in the first place dummy…

  7. sage says:

    Police are looking into it.

    • Family Man says:

      They need to get to the bottom of this.

  8. Tide watcher says:

    Nice JohnBoy, I like that one.

  9. puzzled says:

    It’s all the OBA’s fault.

    Sink hole?

    Drama at it’s best. It’s not a sink hole/sinkhole.

    • Micro says:

      Sinkhole: noun, a cavity in the ground, especially in limestone bedrock, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground

  10. Onion Puke says:

    Puzzled is right. Need a Commission of Inquiry paid by the PLP money tree / family plan to get to the bottom of this.

  11. Mark says:

    Easter bunny??

  12. Onion Puke says:

    Puzzled is right. We need a Commission of Inquiry paid for by the PLP money tree to get to the bottom of this!

  13. Zevon says:

    Someone should look into it

  14. facts of the rock says:

    someone pulled the plug on the plp,they went down the hole.

  15. Jenna T says:

    That is a doorway to hell…we must have a priest and a policeman…perhaps Regiment on call in case Satan decides to pay us a visit.

  16. Jenna T says:

    Remember…someone dug that hole from down….up!

  17. UmJustSaying says:

    Let’s wait until erosion takes all of it. AND hire some EXPERTS, to tell us how to fix it. As usual those making the decisions to make things WRONG are right.

  18. Brady says:

    Is this where the Sands 360 money has gone?

  19. spanner breath says:

    China coming up to bail us out, we are going to need them.