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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It will be hot with sunny spells today and feeling humid. Thundery showers are possible later.
Expected to be largely fine and hot but with isolated thunderstorms
Health professionals are advising people to take extra care in hot weather.