A sinkhole temporarily swallowed a Land Rover at a Langley business parking lot on Wednesday morning.
A water main break near the CKF plant in the 19800 block of 57A Avenue caused a major hole to appear in the asphalt, dunking the Land Rover.
Once the water main was shut off, the vehicle was hauled out with no apparent damage.
“It wasn’t that hard to get it out,’ said tow truck driver Kevin Rice.
“Just going out and getting wet.”
Rice said the doors of the SUV were closed at the time, which kept the water out.
The owner was able to drive the Land Rover away.
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A CKF manager at the scene, who declined to be identified, was unable to say what effect shutting the water off would have on the plant, which is the largest employer in Langley City with more than 150 staff..
Originally incorporated in 1933, CKF makes moulded pulp and foam products, such as disposable plates, egg and fruit cartons.
It is Canada’s largest manufacturer of single use plates, under the Royal Chinet brand name.