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Road collapse brings traffic to a halt in southern Brussels

A road collapsed in Uccle, with a hole of around one metre deep halting traffic. Credit: Google Street View

All vehicle traffic, including public transport buses, has been pulled from a street in the south of Brussels after a road collapsed on Tuesday morning.

A hole of around one metre deep by three meters long appeared after parts of the Chaussée d’Alsemberg, between Uccle’s Avenue de Floreal and Avenue de Messidor at around 10:15 AM, according to Brussels Mobility.

Mobility authorities said the roads between those avenues were closed down to all traffic, with Brussels’ public transport company STIB/MIVB announcing that buses were still not running in the afternoon, in a tweet posted at around 2:00 PM, but that trams ran normally.

STIB staff was deployed on-site to guide commuters to alternative transport stations nearby (Globe, Altitute 100, Albert) according to a tweet by the company.

The collapse is thought to be the result of water infiltrations, according to reports by BX1.

Gabriela Galindo
The Brussels Times