1m sinkhole appears on Ang Mo Kio road

Contractors cordoned off a 1m-wide sinkhole along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, near AMK Techplace 1, at around 6pm on Friday, Feb 17, 2017.
Contractors cordoned off a 1m-wide sinkhole along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, near AMK Techplace 1, at around 6pm on Friday, Feb 17, 2017.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Contractors cordoned off a 1m-wide sinkhole along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, near AMK Techplace 1, at around 6pm on Friday, Feb 17, 2017.
Contractors cordoned off a 1m-wide sinkhole along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, near AMK Techplace 1, at around 6pm on Friday, Feb 17, 2017.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Contractors cordoned off a 1m-wide sinkhole along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, near AMK Techplace 1, at around 6pm on Friday, Feb 17, 2017.
Contractors cordoned off a 1m-wide sinkhole along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, near AMK Techplace 1, at around 6pm on Friday, Feb 17, 2017.ST PHOTO: KWANG PENG SEAH

SINGAPORE - A sinkhole appeared on a road in Ang Mo Kio on Friday (Feb 17) evening.

The sinkhole, which was about a metre wide, appeared at about 6pm along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, near Ang Mo Kio Techplace 1.

Workers were seen cordoning off the hole, which was in the middle lane, with orange cones.

The Land Transport Authority had said in a tweet at 5.57pm that there was an "obstacle on Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (towards Luxus Hill Road) after Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2".

In response to The Straits Times on Friday night, water agency PUB said it received a report of a 1m sinkhole in the vicinity of its reinstated water pipe laying trench at the centre lane of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 at 5.30pm.  

PUB's contractor was immediately mobilised, it said.

"Road reinstatement work is in progress and is estimated to be completed by early tomorrow morning," said the PUB spokesman.