Mysterious 12ft hole appears in town road

CURIOUS onlookers in a Suffolk market town have been fascinated by a mysterious hole that emerged in the middle of a road overnight.

Anglia Water have closed Woolhall Street in Bury St Edmunds after the small hole in the street’s tarmac appeared today.

A cavernous void, thought to be 12ft deep, has been found under the gap in the road’s surface.

Excavations are taking place today as engineers investigate the void.

The top of the road surface will be removed while workers check what is underneath the surface.

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A spokeswoman for St Edmundsbury Borough Council said the road will be closed for at least a couple of days.

It is hoped the hole will be back filled and the road reopened but the extent of the work will not be known until further investigations take place.

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