Sinkhole opens up on Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem

Heavy traffic built up in the area due to the sinkhole and police are working to direct traffic to alternate routes.

 Sinkhole at Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem, October 3, 2022 (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Sinkhole at Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem, October 3, 2022
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

A sinkhole opened up on Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem on Monday amid infrastructure work at the site, according to Israel Police.

Heavy traffic built up in the area due to the hole and police were working to direct traffic to alternate routes.

 A sinkhole on Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem (credit: ISRAEL POLICE) A sinkhole on Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem (credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

The incident comes just weeks after a sinkhole opened up on the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv, leading to an exit ramp at the HaShalom Interchange being closed for nearly two weeks.