Investigations are continuing after a 50-foot sinkhole opened up in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Residents have now been moved out of 12 properties after the giant hole appeared there on Wednesday 9th.
Experts from the British Geological Survey say that the sinkhole remains a risk, and there is the potential for further slippage around the hole.
Harrogate Borough Council said:
Residents are being advised not to drive vehicles on the private road to the rear of the properties affected by the sinkhole until further notice.
Additional fencing has been put up at the rear of the properties affected to stop anyone from entering the risk area.
Residents in properties located close to the sinkhole are advised to be alert for potential issues such as the appearance of cracks or visible movement in floors or walls, unexpected noises, and if in any doubt contact the emergency services.
The council say they will continue to monitor the location over the weekend and will reassess the situation on Monday 14th November.
An expert from Newcastle University explains how a type of rock in this area was the cause of the sinkhole.
Frances O'Neill, 74, said she almost fell in a 30ft deep sinkhole that appeared in her back garden
A resident has told how he is "gutted" at being forced to evacuate his home after a large sinkhole appeared in his back garden.