A sinkhole has appeared in a street in south London. The Sutton Guardian reports the hole is around three feet deep and swallowed the wheel of a car in Maldon Road in Wallington.
Sinkholes are caused when the underlying rock is washed away - more exactly by the acid picked up by rain water as it passes through rotting vegetation.
That creates cavities underground which streams can flow through - the more water that flows the quicker the erosion.
Read more: Martin Stew explains what causes sinkholes.
The recent flooding has caused an unprecedented number of sinkholes to appear in roads and near people's homes. Martin Stew investigates.
The 600-metre aqua-dam was pumped full of flood water on Friday to protect 200 homes.
Many householders have started to empty their homes and look for temporary accommodation.