Southfield Road in Hinckley in Leicestershire, between Queen's Road and Thornfield Way, will be closed during this morning's rush hour because a three-foot-wide hole has appeared.
It has been caused by water erosion.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service say 3ft wide hole on a road in Leicestershire was caused after the road was "eroded by water."
Firefighters were called out just after 3.45pm this afternoon to reports of a hole in Southfield Road in Hinckley.
Police will remain at the scene overnight in the interests of public safety. The road will remain closed during rush hour tomorrow.
A road in Leicestershire is likely to remain closed for "some time" due to a 3ft-wide hole that appeared in the road surface this afternoon.
Officers at the scene say the drop beneath the hole is thought to be more than three feet.
Police will remain at the scene overnight in the interests of public safety and the road will be closed during rush hour tomorrow morning.
Utility companies are at the scene to investigate the cause but it is not thought to be a gas leak.
Southfield Road in Hinckley remains closed with police and fire crews in attendance due to a hole in the road.
Fire crews and police remain at the scene. It has been confirmed there is no gas leak.