Mystery crater appears in Penge

A huge hole has appeared in the middle of Penge High Street, blocking off part of the road. The council say they don't know what caused it and are still trying to find out.

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Council say Thames Water could be behind Penge crater

A spokesperson from Bromley council said this afternoon they are in talks with Thames Water about the huge hole that closed part of Penge High Street, but the cause of the collapsing road has still not been determined.

Thames Water would not release any further details at this stage, but said they were "working closely with the council to determine the cause of the damage".

They also said they have received complaints about a strong smell of sewage coming up from the hole.

Mystery crater blocks Penge High Street

Part of Penge High street is blocked off today after the road collapsed leaving behind an enormous pot hole.

The huge hole with chunks of the road sitting in it Credit: ITV News: Jon Inglis
The crater is about ten foot deep Credit: ITV News: Jon Inglis

There were reports on Twitter last night of huge cracks in the road, but today it has caved in leaving behind a deep crater.

It's not yet known what caused the road to collapse.

Fencing around the crater blocks the high street Credit: ITV News: Jon Inglis


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