Sinkhole opens in Lower Brook Street – road shut and drivers urged to avoid area
- Credit: Archant
Motorists are being diverted away from Lower Brook Street in Ipswich after a sinkhole opened outside a house.
The hole, which is around a foot deep at the moment, is expected to get larger – engineers believe a sewer has collapsed.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area and Ipswich Central street rangers are currently controlling traffic attempting to enter the road.
Cones have been put in place and the section of road near number 12 is completely shut off – and is expected to remain that way into the evening.
Suffolk Highways engineers are carrying out assessments at the scene, and Anglian Water teams are on their way.
You may also want to watch:
A highways spokesman said: “We were called to Lower Brook Street outside number 12 at around 2.30pm today.
“A sinkhole has opened and engineers are on the scene.
- 1 Major police probe after man and woman found dead in Woodbridge
- 2 Forensic teams at Woodbridge house after 'incident'
- 3 Police cordon after man in 20s found outside Ipswich flats dies
- 4 Man facing prison after pleading guilty to string of sex offences
- 5 Five fire crews respond to reports of someone trapped in mud
- 6 First pictures: Which Suffolk pubs are preparing to reopen on April 12?
- 7 Plans for 170 homes in village outside of Ipswich
- 8 Giant Noah's Ark stuck on Ipswich Waterfront
- 9 Careless driver who caused fatal crash is jailed
- 10 Driver goes to court over speed camera calibration dispute
“It is a suspected collapsed sewer and we are in the process of making the area safe.
“We’d urge motorists to avoid the area at the moment.”
Stay with us for updates on this developing story.