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Sinkhole appears in New Hall Lane

Posted on - 8th July, 2018 - 4:49pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The sinkhole has opened up in Fishwick Pic: Craig Thomas
The sinkhole has opened up in Fishwick Pic: Craig Thomas

Preston’s heatwave has seen part of one of the city’s main roads begin to melt.

A sinkhole has developed in a section of New Hall Lane in Fishwick.

Craig Thomas from J&S motorcycle clothing and accessories had his tape measure out on Sunday (8 July) morning.

Motorists are being advised to take care when approaching the dip in the road.

Measuring the sinkhole Pic: Craig Thomas
Measuring the sinkhole Pic: Craig Thomas

Mr Thomas said: “The road has collapsed on New Hall Lane at the top end outside our shop.

“The road is actually melting and there is a two foot drop inside the hole itself and the actual dip is about a foot too.”

Mr Thomas said they had reported the sinkhole to Lancashire County Council and a cone and sign have been put up in front of the hole.

Read more: Six months of roadworks to begin for new Fulwood roundabout

The sinkhole is on the side of the road heading out of Preston and is between Hawarden Road and Illingworth Road.

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