Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Cordon put in place and road closed after hole appears in the middle of Cavendish Street

16:40 17 February 2014

A hole has appeared in the middle of the road in Cavendish Street, Ipswich

A hole has appeared in the middle of the road in Cavendish Street, Ipswich

Archant

A cordon has been put in place after a large hole appeared in the middle of an Ipswich street.

shares

Highways bosses believe the incident, in Cavendish Street, is the result of a collapsed deep sewer however a full investigation needs to take place before the reason behind the opening is known.

Metal fencing has now been placed around the hole and that part of the road has been closed to traffic.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council, said: “The safety of the public is our paramount concern, we’ve instructed our contractors to close Cavendish Street either side of the hole, and set up signed diversionary routes.

“Arrangements are now being made for appropriately qualified operatives to undertake the necessary specialist investigations.

“In the meantime, we’d ask residents and other road users to be mindful of the road closure and respect the signs in place, they’re there for public safety.”

shares

6 comments

  • Council operative said they had contacted Anglian Water who would be on site soon to fix the small problem.

    Report this comment

    dan_pipe

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • "Suffolk County Council highways department reassured residents that they'd get traffic lights on it as soon as possible".

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • there is a massive hole in sproughton road under the railway bridge you can not avoid if there is a oncoming vehicle seems there everywhere.

    Report this comment

    rumbler

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Mama mia there is a god ........ Just when prevent travel ipswich was looking at ways of getting more traffic lights in. They are handed an excuse on a plate. I call for the minister in charge of the forestry commision to resign we need a scapegoat over this

    Report this comment

    Mr cynical

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • they never caught the immigrants coming out of it then.

    Report this comment

    TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Hole appears in Ipswich street, the council are looking into it.

    Report this comment

    dale craven

    Monday, February 17, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Traffic

The A14 has reopened after a seven-vehicle crash on the A14 this evening.

Oscar Fitzgerald

A man from Lowestoft who raped a 12-year-old girl after meeting her online has been jailed.

Fire Service Stock Pictures

Firefighters are currently tackling a blaze in Wivenhoe.

Stowmarket's Regal Theatre is premiering Dad's Army. In conjunction with the cinemas 80th Birthday.

A Suffolk town’s theatre and cinema kicked off its 80th birthday celebrations in style with a sell-out premiere screening of star-studded film Dad’s Army.

An East of England Ambulance on a blue-light call. Library image.

An ambulance crash which left a man fighting for his life has prompted two investigations.

The Lego model of Moyses Hall Museum in Bury arrives at the museum.

Mayors get to open and unveil pretty much everything, but one ceremonial Suffolk leader is likely the first ever to reveal to the world a Lego version of himself opening a Lego version of the local museum.

Remi Morrison is pictured at Pump and Grind in Ipswich.

Another week of great music and events is upon us and Remi Morrison brings you a round up of what is happening in Ipswich over the next few days.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24