Blaydon 'sinkhole' was actually work to repair electrical fault

Delays on the A695 Chainbridge Road was initially put down to a sinkhole - but it was in fact repair work for electrical fault

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'Sinkole' was down to electrical repair work

Workmen on the A695 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A hole which appeared on the A695 Chainbridge Road, in Blaydon, was down to electrical work, it has been confirmed.

Early reports on Friday morning suggested the hole which appeared was a sinkhole.

However, Gateshead Council confirmed the hole was down to contractors to repair an electrical fault.

The hole appeared on Thursday night and was due to be filled back in by Friday afternoon.

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