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.”

Preston in pictures Corporation Street, Preston, todayPreston'Paluca's Authentic Mediterranean''Bistro Pierre' - c1858'Theatre Street Bar & Grill'FishergatePreston Grasshoppers 7 - 32 Alnwick December 04, 2021 59606.jpgFishergate View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.