Sinkhole appears after heavy rain

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Chad was alerted to this large sinkhole on Mansfield’s Commercial Gate by a reader after some particularly heavy rain.

The road had to be closed and traffic was diverted while an inspection was carried out.

A spokesman for Severn Trent Water said the company had been informed by the Highways Authority of a suspected sewer collapse and had conducted a CCTV survey to check its condition.


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