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Ripon sinkhole to be filled with concrete

Residents were evacuated after the sinkhole opened up Credit: ITV News

A sixty foot sinkole which opened up in Ripon last month is to be filled in with concrete today.

The giant hole appeared in the back gardens of properties on Magdalens Road, causing twelve homes to be evacuated.

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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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