Another deep sinkhole opens up on busy road

A second sinkhole has opened up on a busy road in Croxteth in the past few days.

Pictures from the scene show the hole, which is over a foot in diameter and depth – and cracks have spread out along the road surface.

The large sinkhole is at the junction of Croxteth Hall Lane and Carr Lane East.

Liverpool City Council said that a second, smaller sinkhole had been reported up on Cumbria Way, another road leading off Croxteth Hall Lane, last week.

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That sinkhole has now been filled.

In June, a large sinkhole appeared on Stanley Road in Bootle after a sewer collapsed, causing a large section of the busy main road to be fenced off.

A spokesperson for Liverpool City Council said their engineers first got called about the sinkholes on Friday afternoon.

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A large sink hole has opened up on Croxteth Hall Lane

In both instances, maintenance teams have been out to make the areas safe by putting barriers in place and traffic management around the sites.

A large sink hole has opened up on Croxteth Hall Lane

A road maintenance team will be out to Carr Lane East tomorrow, with works expected to go on for a day and a half.

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The council said further investigations as to what caused the sinkhole will take place at the same time as the maintenance takes place.

Whether the cause of the two sinkholes is related is unclear at this stage.