Oxford

Historic Oxford road reopens after sinkhole repair

Broad Street sinkhole
Image caption The sinkhole appeared outside the Sheldonian Theatre and the Weston Library

A sinkhole that opened up in the centre of Oxford has been repaired.

The hole, near the Grade I listed Sheldonian Theatre, was about 12in (30cm) wide on the surface but stretched for about a metre in either direction below.

Thames Water worked with Oxfordshire County Council's archaeologist on the "complex" repair.

The road had been closed since Tuesday.

Image caption A larger cavity was found below the one visible on Broad Street

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