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Three metre deep sinkhole opens up in Broseley road Three-metre-deep sinkhole opens up in Broseley road
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The hole was first spotted on Park View in Broseley on WednesdayThe hole was first spotted on Park View in Broseley on Wednesday
A 3m (9ft) deep sinkhole has opened up in a road.A 3m (9ft) deep sinkhole has opened up in a road.
The hole, which measures 4m (13ft) by 2m (6ft) across was discovered in Park View, Broseley, Shropshire on Wednesday.The hole, which measures 4m (13ft) by 2m (6ft) across was discovered in Park View, Broseley, Shropshire on Wednesday.
The hole was assessed by the Coal Board who believe it was caused by a ground water issue developing over a number of years, the council said.The hole was assessed by the Coal Board who believe it was caused by a ground water issue developing over a number of years, the council said.
The authority said it did not believe the hole was likely to get any bigger and it had not worsened overnight.The authority said it did not believe the hole was likely to get any bigger and it had not worsened overnight.
It said it is working with a contractor to begin the next phase of work, which will be to excavate the hole and check the ground is stable at the bottom.It said it is working with a contractor to begin the next phase of work, which will be to excavate the hole and check the ground is stable at the bottom.
Work to check the stability of the ground at the bottom of the hole will begin as soon as possible, the council said.Work to check the stability of the ground at the bottom of the hole will begin as soon as possible, the council said.
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