Buses diverted in Lytham as sink hole appears in Station Road

Bus services have been diverted in Lytham after lighter traffic was a sink hole appeared in a major road – but contiuing to use the road as normal on Friday morning.

By Tony Durkin
Friday, 29th July 2022, 11:46 am
Updated Friday, 29th July 2022, 2:17 pm

Blackpool Transport, whose No 11 service runs between Blackpool and Lytham via St Annes, tweeted on early on Friday: “The service 11 will be diverting in Lytham due to a sink hole on Station Road.

"We will be using Station Road, Mythop Road, Saltcotes Road, Preston Road back to normal route from Lytham hospital. Apologies for any inconvenience.”

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The sinkhole is on Station Road, close the the Windmill roundabout

Several hours later, the busy link which heads inland between East Beach and the Clifton Street/Warton Street, close to the town’s landmark Windmill and The Green, was still in normal use by other drivers, with the hole highlighted by white markings but no other warning signage.

A spokesman for highways authority Lancashire County Council said: "The recent dry weather has led to an increase in voids appearing, particularly along the coast where the underlying ground is naturally sandy.

"We will look to investigate and repair this hole early next week, and in the meantime our local highways team will attend to put in traffic management to keep vehicles away from this area.

"We would ask people to promptly report any issues such as this so that we can make them safe, which they can do using the Report It tool on our website, the Love Clean Streets app, or by calling 0300 123 6780."

The sinkhole has been highlighted by white markings
The sinkhole has appeared on busy Station Riad, close to the town's landmark windmill.