A sinkhole has appeared in Dalkey causing consternation for locals. In a way, it's a symbol for the blip that has been the year 2020. Others are saying its materialisation is because Matt Damon has departed the Irish town.
The sinkhole popped up in Castle Street, near Dalkey Castle. But as the day progressed, it became bigger. Thus the Gardai were forced to close the street.
According to the Independent, the hole occurred due to a collapsed sewer pipe that resulted from the recent hot weather. There were no injuries or damages to vehicles reported. The county council have excavated a section of the road so that work can take place of the broken pipe.
Here were some of the Twitter reactions.
The hole is getting bigger and it's been protected by cones. Still banking on Matt Damon to appear. pic.twitter.com/bo73WmNqpb
— Doug Leddin 🇮🇪 (@dougleddin) June 2, 2020
Oh look, a large hole has appeared outside a bank in Dalkey. pic.twitter.com/LjUS2SDNtK
— Emmet Riordan (@emmetrd) June 2, 2020
We need to set up a GoFindMyHole
— 🌻😷🐞Andrew Brennan🐞😷🌻 (@AndrewSB49) June 3, 2020
Reports of a circular pothole in the main street in Dalkey. @GardaTraffic are looking into it. 🤭
With no apologies for the above corny joke, a favourite of my late great father 👍 pic.twitter.com/Dpyz22gqfF
— Tom Halpin (@TomEHalpin) June 3, 2020
The Hellmouth Dalkey is built on is opening up https://t.co/czdz4Sf4gZ
— ICE POP (@icepoprock) June 3, 2020
Satan tried to grab Gemma O'Doherty by the ankle yesterday before she left Dalkey for Arklow. https://t.co/b4dAhCpYc3
— Kevin O'Dowd (@Kevinodubhda) June 3, 2020
Dalkey village is sentient and this expanding void is the soul-crushing emptiness it feels following Matt Damon's departure https://t.co/yQhsbD3ApE
— Mark Conroy (@smark993) June 2, 2020
So that’s how Matt Damon finally escaped? https://t.co/k3LJn4ceEz
— Fergal Bowers (@FergalBowers) June 2, 2020
— Leinstertainment (@cianer31son) June 2, 2020
Does the Dalkey hole have its own twitter account yet?
— Jamie (@FCTwenteBenson) June 2, 2020