Road closed after hole appears in street

Hole in Nelson Street, Cotmanhay.
Hole in Nelson Street, Cotmanhay.

A Cotmanhay street has been closed to traffic after a gaping hole has appeared in the street.

The hole, more than a foot across, appeared earlier today (Thursday) in Nelson Street after a car drove over a bump in the road.

Hole in Nelson Street, Cotmanhay,

Hole in Nelson Street, Cotmanhay,

Neighbours believe it could have been caused by a burst sewer pipe following more flash floods in the area last week.

Jaqueline Ellis said: “It’s scary. You wouldn’t want to fall down it.

“There are kids up and down this street all the time.”

More on this story to follow.