Holbrook Academy is open today but parents urged not to drive to school following burst water main and sinkhole

Holbrook Academy. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Holbrook Academy. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Water has been restored to a Suffolk school after a burst pipe and subsequent sinkhole forced it to close yesterday.

Sinkhole at the junction of The Street and Heathfield Road in Holbrook

Sinkhole at the junction of The Street and Heathfield Road in Holbrook - Credit: cont

Holbrook Academy has announced on its website that it will be open to students today, but parents are advised not to drop children off by car.

Ipswich Road is closed near the school.

A statement on the school website read today: “Due to closure of Ipswich Road at top of school drive, there is no access to school site from the Ipswich direction.

“Buses will drop students near top of drive and staff will be on hand to ensure safety.

“Road likely to be closed for 2-3 days.

“We would ask that you do not attempt to drive on to the school site unless absolutely necessary.”

Yesterday morning police were called to Heathfield Road, Holbrook, to reports that a 6ft by 6ft sinkhole had opened up, caused by a burst water main.

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There was also believed to be another burst water main nearby in Clench Road.

This resulted in the water supply to Holbrook Academy being shut off yesterday.