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Sinkhole appeared in Ingol – four weeks on it hasn’t been fixed

Posted on - 12th July, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ingol, Preston News, Roads, Transport
One of the Ingol sinkholes
One of the Ingol sinkholes

A woman in Ingol says a sinkhole she reported has not been fixed after nearly a month.

Emma Wilkinson said the road collapse in Mayfield Avenue had now seen a second hole appear.

Reported to Lancashire County Council in mid-June the hole has now grown in size.

Emma said: “I reported it and since then the void under the road has really been revealed, especially since the second hole.

“They’ve put a barrier up but it’s worrying the road is just melting.”

Read more: Preston roads gritted to stop them melting

The Ingol sinkhole
The Ingol sinkhole

The city has seen a number of sinkholes spring up as temperatures regularly exceed 30 degrees as the heatwave shows no signs of stopping.

Read more: Sinkhole appears in New Hall Lane

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “We’re aware of this issue and suspect it to have been caused by the ground beneath the road being washed away due to a water leak.

“We have made United Utilities aware of the issue and they are due to investigate further.”

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