A massive sinkhole with a glowing green, slime-like liquid seeping out was spotted in in Toronto on Friday.
The unexpected occurrence happened on Hastings Avenue near Gerrard Street East.
Photos shared by Richard Southern of 680News showed the green water, reminiscent of ‘Flubber’ and the ghouls from ‘Ghostbusters, oozing out of the cracked concrete in the middle of a residential street.
Green water was seen floating inside a large Tornto, Canada, sinkhole on Friday (pictured)
The sinkhole was found Hastings Avenue near Gerrard Street East, a residential area in Toronto, Canada
Toronto Water: ‘In order to determine if the sinkhole is connected to the underlying sewer, a dye test was conducted using a green non-toxic dye, which is added to the sinkhole while monitoring the closest manhole downstream to look for traces of the dye in the sewer’
Neighbors shouldn’t worry about surprising sight because it’s actually a common procedure, city officials said.
‘Toronto Water staff inspected the sinkhole yesterday evening. Sinkholes can be the result of a damaged or collapsed sewer,’ a spokesperson told 680News.
‘In order to determine if the sinkhole is connected to the underlying sewer, a dye test was conducted using a green non-toxic dye, which is added to the sinkhole while monitoring the closest manhole downstream to look for traces of the dye in the sewer.’
Some people cracked jokes about the green water on social media after photo surfaced.
‘I’d probably call the Ghostbusters,’ one person wrote.
‘This made me actually laugh out loud. I now need to have pizza for dinner,’ one man said, referencing the sewer-dwelling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
People on social media used the opportunity to make jokes about the green liquid, including this Twitter user who referenced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Another person said they’d call Ghostbusters, who traveled in the sewers in the franchise’s second movie
One person joked that ‘somebody should call Nickelodeon’s legal team’ because the water resembled the station’s infamous green slime
The large sinkhole was blocked off by four hazard cones, and city officials said repairs would begin when the source of the sinkhole was found
Another quipped that people should call Nickelodeon’s legal team since the liquid resembled the TV channel’s infamous green slime.
City officials told 680News that workers used CCTV in the sewer to find the source of the problem on Friday morning.
Repairs will begin after the source of the sinkhole is determined.