Street remains closed after sink hole appears in middle of road overnight
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A Cambridgeshire street has been forced shut after a sink hole developed in the middle of the road overnight.
Orchard Street in Whittlesey is now closed as emergency repairs get underway following the discovery at 8am this morning.
One resident posted on social media: “Road closed between A605 roundabout and Morton Fork other than access due to a sink hole, men on site at 8:20.
“Several drivers trying to come in from Morton Fork. No the road really is closed!”
Cambridgeshire police tweeted: “Orchard Street, Whittlesey - road is closed due to development of a sink hole - please avoid area.”
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An Anglian Water spokesman said: “Our teams are currently working with the local Highways team to repair a hole in the road surface on Orchard Street in Whittlesey.
“Although our investigations have shown it was not caused by any Anglian Water assets in the area, our teams have stayed on site to help resurface the road and get things back to normal.
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“A road closure still remains in place on Orchard Street for the safety of our staff and local road users.
“We are working alongside Highways to return the road back to normal and hope to have the road re-opened soon.”