Sinkhole opens up in middle of busy road in Thornton

A section of a major road in Thornton was forced to close after a sinkhole opened up today (July 19).

Monday, 19th July 2021, 7:38 pm

Victoria Road East was closed between Fleetwood Road North and Sandringham Avenue this afternoon due to the sinkhole.

The sinkhole opened after a utility hole collapsed, according to the AA.

Diversions had been put in place and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

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Blackpool Transport also diverted bus route 75 via Lawsons Road, Trunnah Road and Fleetwood Road due to the emergency roadworks.

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The road has since reopened - with the sinkhole seemingly temporarily fixed with tarmac - but a pothole remains on the surface.

Motorists who aren't acknowledging the temporary 'slow' traffic sign are hitting their suspensions on the tarmac, according to eyewitnesses.

A sinkhole opened up on Victoria Road East in Thornton on Monday, July 19.

Lancashire County Council has been approached for comment.

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Police urged motorists to avoid the area while emergency roadworks took place. (Credit: AA)
Police closed a section of the road while emergency roadworks were carried out.
The sinkhole appears to have been temporarily fixed with tarmac