Town centre car park and road reopen in Northampton after sinkhole caused closure

The sinkhole appeared in the road overnight, but repairs have now been completed and the road is open

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:24 pm
The car park is currently closed. Photo: Google Maps.

UPDATE: The road and car park have now been reopened and repair works have been completed.

A Northampton town centre car park and a busy road is shut this morning (March 26) due to a sinkhole, which appeared overnight.

St Michael's Road is currently closed, blocking off the entrance to St Michael's car park.

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Drivers are advised to avoid the area and park in a different town centre car park.

Anglian Water is on hand dealing with the issue, although it is not yet clear how long repairs are set to last.

Northampton Borough Council posted on Twitter this morning saying: "Emergency road repairs are taking place in St Michael’s Road after a hole opened up overnight.

"Access to the multi-storey car park is blocked so users are urged to use Upper Mounts car park instead."

Northamptonshire Highways has also confirmed that St Michael's Road is closed and that Anglian Water is on site dealing with the issue.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council added: “St Michael’s Road, Northampton, is currently closed so emergency works can be carried out by Anglian Water to repair a burst water main. Once the works are complete the road can re-open to traffic.”

The water company has been contacted for further comment.

More on this as we get it.