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Hole in road caused by water erosion

Hole caused by water erosion Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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Road remains closed due to 3ft wide 'hole'

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.

Mystery hole on Southfield Road Hinckley is being investigated Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Southfield Road in Hinckley to remain closed due to mystery hole Credit: ITV News Central

Utility companies are at the scene to investigate the cause but it is not thought to be a gas leak.

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