Hole in the road causes traffic chaos in Howden

A giant hole in the road is causing traffic chaos near Howden, East Yorkshire.

Credit: Network Rail

The A614 has been forced closed after the partial collapse of a structure owned by Network Rail.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area as the cause of the collapse is investigated.

Nobody was injured in the incident and the railway is unaffected.

Credit: Network Rail

Overnight a structure which is owned by Network Rail suffered a partial collapse which has resulted in the closure of the A614 near Howden. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation, and specialist structural engineers as well as engineers from Yorkshire Water and the East Riding of Yorkshire are currently on site assessing the damage and making the area safe. Once a full assessment has been made, plans can be made to carry out the repairs, but safety is our absolute priority at this time and we advise people to avoid the area as the road will be closed for the foreseeable future.

– Network Rail spokesperson