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Ipswich: Cordon put in place and road closed after hole appears in the middle of Cavendish Street

16:40 17 February 2014

A hole has appeared in the middle of the road in Cavendish Street, Ipswich

A hole has appeared in the middle of the road in Cavendish Street, Ipswich

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A cordon has been put in place after a large hole appeared in the middle of an Ipswich street.

Highways bosses believe the incident, in Cavendish Street, is the result of a collapsed deep sewer however a full investigation needs to take place before the reason behind the opening is known.

Metal fencing has now been placed around the hole and that part of the road has been closed to traffic.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council, said: “The safety of the public is our paramount concern, we’ve instructed our contractors to close Cavendish Street either side of the hole, and set up signed diversionary routes.

“Arrangements are now being made for appropriately qualified operatives to undertake the necessary specialist investigations.

“In the meantime, we’d ask residents and other road users to be mindful of the road closure and respect the signs in place, they’re there for public safety.”

6 comments

  • Council operative said they had contacted Anglian Water who would be on site soon to fix the small problem.

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    dan_pipe

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • "Suffolk County Council highways department reassured residents that they'd get traffic lights on it as soon as possible".

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    beerlover

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • there is a massive hole in sproughton road under the railway bridge you can not avoid if there is a oncoming vehicle seems there everywhere.

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    rumbler

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Mama mia there is a god ........ Just when prevent travel ipswich was looking at ways of getting more traffic lights in. They are handed an excuse on a plate. I call for the minister in charge of the forestry commision to resign we need a scapegoat over this

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    Mr cynical

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • they never caught the immigrants coming out of it then.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Hole appears in Ipswich street, the council are looking into it.

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    dale craven

    Monday, February 17, 2014

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