Collapsed road in Alnwick caused by eroded pipe

A hole of this size is unusual in built up areas
The hole is around a metre deep Credit: ITV News

A large hole in a road in Alnwick, Northumberland, is currently being cleared of debris after appearing yesterday afternoon. Engineers have closed Hotspur Street to carry out repairs. They say the damage was caused by an old pipe which had eroded under the ground.

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