Sewer collapse in Southport causes hole in the road
It was action stations for United Utilities (UU) on Friday after a large hole appeared in the road overnight at the junction of Cambridge Road and Preston New Road in Southport following the collapse of a sewer.
UU workers on the scene battled with the weather to control the volume of water that was escaping from the sewer system. Tankers were used to pump out the high flows in the sewer caused by heavy rain that was struggling to flow through the collapsed pipe.
The company's wastewater network manager, Nicola Williams, said the sewer collapsed in the early hours of the morning and UU had been on site since then trying to pump water away from the damaged pipe.
United Utilities says the road could be closed for several weeks.
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