WISBECH: Road remains closed as council gets to grip with hole that five metres square

PUBLISHED: 13:16 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 June 2010

subsidence in Lynn Road Wisbech near to the Freedom Bridge roundabout

subsidence in Lynn Road Wisbech near to the Freedom Bridge roundabout

PART of Lynn Road in Wisbech remains closed off to traffic – as contractors continue work to find out how large a hole is under the road. So far, a void about five metres square and at least that deep has been found under the road, near its junctions with

PART of Lynn Road in Wisbech remains closed off to traffic - as contractors continue work to find out how large a hole is under the road.

So far, a void about five metres square and at least that deep has been found under the road, near its junctions with Chase Street and the Freedom Bridge roundabout.

It was discovered after part of the road collapsed last week.

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said the hole is even larger than the five square metres already uncovered.

He said: "We are now working to find out exactly how big it is, but working in these conditions is complex and potentially dangerous.

"Anglian Water engineers continue to work with us to find the cause. They have uncovered the sewer pipe but as yet have found no faults with it but the void does extend beyond it.

"Opening the road would be highly dangerous as the weight of traffic could go through the surface of the road as we still do not know how far the void could extend to.


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