Hole in road causes traffic diversion

The sink hole on Highfield Road, with police in attendance.
The sink hole on Highfield Road, with police in attendance.
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Police have put a temporary closure on part of a South Shore road in Blackpool after a large hole appeared.

The deep sink hole opened up on Highfield Road, between the junctions of Abbey Road and Garton Avenue, before 4pm today.

The sink hole on Highfield Road, South Shore

The sink hole on Highfield Road, South Shore

The section between those two junctions has been closed off until tomorrow.

A Blackpool Council spokesman said the area had been made safe and United Utilities will fix the problem early on Friday morning.

Blackpool Transport’s no 5 bus has been diverted from some of its route.