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Why this road has collapsed in Leyland

Posted on - 19th June, 2017 - 5:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
The hole in the road in Dunkirk Lane. Credit: @ClareBear_86

A road has collapsed in Leyland leaving a road closed while repairs take place.

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The damage happened in Dunkirk Lane in Leyland and left many onlookers wondering the road has melted as Preston basks in super-high temperatures.

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However, Lancashire County Council insist that the damage was instead caused because there is nothing underneath the road.

They also note that the likely cause is a problem with water utilities or drainage washing away the earth beneath the road.

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A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “We’re investigating a road collapse on Dunkirk Lane which has occurred due to a void under the road. We’ve made the area safe and put temporary traffic lights in place while we look into the cause.”

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