Chislehurst sinkhole in Summer Hill FIXED after water pipe burst leaving 2-metre deep crater

PUBLISHED: 13:23 26 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:24 26 June 2017



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Road had been closed for much of last week while emergency repairs took place

Thames Water engineers have finished repair works at a two-metre deep sinkhole which opened in Chislehurst last week.

Motorists driving through the town faced delays since Tuesday afternoon, when the hole was discovered on the A222 Summer Hill.

The road was closed at the junction with Oakleigh Park Avenue following the discovery, with a diversion via Petts Wood in place for vehicles heading in both directions.

But motorists returning to the road after the weekend were able to use the road once again, after repair works finished on Sunday.

The road was reopened to traffic at around 6.30am on Monday, meaning the 162 and 269 bus routes were able to return to normal in time for the morning rush hour.

Thames Water apologised for disruption while fixing the sinkhole, which is understood to have formed after water began running under the surface from a broken pipe.

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