Sinkhole road in Northampton to reopen today following emergency repair work
A sinkhole hit road in Northampton is set to reopen today - but the cause of the 6ft deep void is still not known.
The sinkhole in Overstone Road, right outside the Lamplighter pub, was first spotted by a member of the public at around 7pm on Friday night (June 16).
People living in the area had noticed a slight dip in the road in the days beforehand, but many considered it to be just a pothole. On Friday, it is understood to have suddenly caved in leaving a 4ft-wide hole that has become a target for litterbugs.
Police cordoned it off shortly afterwards and an 80-metre stretch of the road remains closed today (Monday, June 19).
Workers from Northamptonshire County Council attended the collapsed stretch today and filled in the hole.
However, a spokesman for the authority said the cause of the void is still not known.