An ongoing sink hole problem on a residential street in Fleetwood is finally being resolved - to the relief of a local councillor.
Coun John Warnock, a Fleetwood Town Council member for Mount ward, feared the problem on Lindel Road may have led to a serious accident.
There has been a sink hole issue there since the beginning of the year, and Coun Warnock raised his concerns with Lancashire County Council back in April.
It has now been revealed that the problem was caused by a collapsed sewer.
United Utilities are currently working on the problem and residents have been informed that this section of the road will be closed until August 18.
Coun Warnock said: “The County Council tried patching it up several times but the real problem wasn’t being addressed.
“You sometimes get big vans down there, and if the road collapsed there would have been an horrendous problem.
“In my opinion it could have been sorted by United Utilities sooner, but at least now it is being addressed.”
UU confirmed it had been approached by County Hall highways department about the problem and they had investigated the cause.
Work was due to be completed by August 14 but a traffic plan, to keep vehicles off the stretch for several days, would be in place until August 18.