08/05/2013 10:30 EDT | Updated 10/05/2013 05:12 EDT

Sinkhole swallows construction equipment in downtown Montreal

Emergency crews are on the scene after a sinkhole opened up in downtown Montreal and swallowed a front-end loader.

It happened at about 9 a.m. ET at the intersection of Guy and St-Catherine streets. A worker showed up to do some work on the scene when the road gave way.

The hole is about eight metres long and five meters across.

A section of St-Catherine Street has been closed to traffic.

The condition of the worker is not yet known.