Homes evacuated after 60 foot sinkhole appears in Ripon

Homes evacuated after 60 foot sinkhole appears in Ripon

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Bad weather fears over Ripon sinkhole

There are concerns wet weather over the weekend could cause a sinkhole in North Yorkshire to continue to expand.

The hole opened in a back garden on Magdalen's Road in Ripon Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The hole opened in a back garden on Magdalen's Road in Ripon, late on Wednesday night. Twelve homes along the road have been evacuated and the area remains cordoned off.

Geological experts say the sinkhole is still a risk to the public and are asking residents to avoid the area.

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