Sinkhole opens up in Shaw's Surrey Avenue

Sinkhole in Shaw
Image caption A resident said the hole opened up on Monday after the road "started to dip"

A sinkhole has opened up in a residential road in Greater Manchester.

The hole, measuring about a metre (3ft) in diameter and 2m (6ft) deep, appeared in Surrey Avenue, Shaw, on Monday evening.

A woman who lives nearby said the road "started to dip before it quickly turned into a hole".

A United Utilities spokeswoman said the hole was caused by a broken sewer and repairs had started.

She said the sewer was still functioning properly, adding the company was "sorry for the inconvenience".

The area has been cordoned off and the road has been closed to all traffic.

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites