Israel Police close off Hahagana Street in Tel Aviv on Friday after concerns arose of another sinkhole forming in the road, potentially causing it to collapse.
According to the reports, the suspected sinkhole continues to grow and there is a fear of more sinkholes forming in the area, another concern is that the spot where the sinkhole has formed is near a construction site of light rail network being build in Tel-Aviv.
The Tel Aviv Municipality is still examining the new sinkhole, with many professionals of the light rail working on the scene to learn of the circumstances of it's creation.
"In the afternoon hours, a road subsidence was discovered on Hagana Street in Tel Aviv, accompanied by a flow of water, in the place where a blockage was opened in a regional sewer pipe about a week ago. The area was closed to traffic and engineering teams present at the scene began investigating the incident." the Urban Transport Routes government agency explained.
Second sinkhole in a span of a week
Last week a large sinkhole opened in the Shalom Interchange in Tel Aviv, but luckily Fire and Rescue Services took control of the situation before anyone could get hurt.
At the end of the tests that were done, it was concluded that the sinkhole opened as a result of the works at a construction site next to the interchange and changes in the underground water flow.
The road was closed to traffic and train traffic was stopped for extensive inspections to locate additional sinkholes and similar spaces underground.