Road closed due to sink hole in Southbank Avenue

ByEd Horner@HornerPressReporter

The 'sink hole' in Southbank Avenue in York. Picture: North Yorkshire Police


A ROAD in York has been closed after a 'sink hole' opened up in the area.

North Yorkshire Police said that Southbank Avenue is currently closed at the junction with Bishopthorpe Road due to a 'sink hole' in the road. The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are also on the scene.

Road closed due to sink hole in Southbank Avenue

It is thought that there is quite a large cavern underneath the road – which could be around eight metres long and eight metres wide.

A spokesperson for the force advised road users to find an find an alternative route, sharing this on Twitter.


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