Holey moley! Sinkhole opens up in Churchtown and hits international news
THE huge sinkhole that appeared at the junction of the A565 Cambridge Road and Preston New Road, in Churchtown, Southport has hit international news, having been featured on sites like MSM. it is thought that, overnight on 12 March to 13 March 2015, a collapsing sewer caused a large hole in the road to open up. The hole is reported to be around 15ft by 10ft. The Wastewater network manager, Nicola Williams, said:- "This is a major junction and we urge drivers to avoid that junction, in Churchtown, and follow the diversions. We will assess the damage and begin repairs once we can get a proper look at what has happened. As a result the junction could be closed for several weeks. We would also like to add that the businesses are not affected and are still open for trade, within that area."