8-foot deep sinkhole opens up in East Grinstead

The road in East Grinstead is partially closed due to the sinkhole. Picture: Mid Sussex Police
The road in East Grinstead is partially closed due to the sinkhole. Picture: Mid Sussex Police

A large and deep sinkhole has opened up in East Grinstead.

Mid Sussex Police said on Twitter that it was dealing with the ‘large 8-foot deep sinkhole’ in Estcots Drive.

A spokesman said: “The road is currently still open with one lane closed and us managing traffic. However if it gets any bigger we may have to close the whole road.”

West Sussex County Council confirmed it had attended the site and had put a set of traffic lights in place.

“We are sending an engineer to the site to find out what repairs are needed to make the road safe,” added a spokesman.

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The sinkhole in Estcots Drive, East Grinstead. Picture: Mid Sussex Police

The sinkhole in Estcots Drive, East Grinstead. Picture: Mid Sussex Police

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