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Sink hole opens up in Colchester road

PUBLISHED: 12:04 04 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:04 04 April 2019

Essex Highways will be investigating a sinkhole in Colchester Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYS

Essex Highways will be investigating a sinkhole in Colchester Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYS

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Highways authorities are dealing with a sink hole which has opened up on a road in Colchester

Highways will be on the scene of the hole today Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYSHighways will be on the scene of the hole today Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYS

Essex Highways have coned off part of Oxford Road in the town after the discovery of the hole.

It’s not clear at this stage what has caused the sink hole.

Essex Highways will be carrying out investigations into the cause of the road damage before making a repair.

It joked that on Twitter that it would be looking for a plug to fix the sinkhole.

The area surrounding the whole has been surrounded by barriers while investigations continue Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYSThe area surrounding the whole has been surrounded by barriers while investigations continue Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYS

“When its all done we’ll probably have a wash-up session,” read the tweet.

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