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.

Thursday, 22nd June 2017, 5:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:48 am
The sinkhole in Overstone Road opened up on Friday.

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).

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The 4ft-wide void became a target for litterbugs.

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.

The 4ft-wide void became a target for litterbugs.