Pothole ‘the size of a sinkhole’ caused by floods in Newton

A pothole has opened up in Southworth Road. (Library picture)
A pothole has opened up in Southworth Road. (Library picture)

A pothole the size of a sinkhole has opened up in Newton following yesterday’s flooding, residents say.

There have been reports of debris left by the flooding at Newton bus station causing problems for motorists.

And Julie Lawrenson tweeted that one motorists has already damaged his car driving over the pothole.

She wrote: “Have you seen the debris by Newton bus station? Sinkhole around the grid. If a car hits that at speed it will be devastating!

“A driver hit really badly so a few people have pulled a barrier into the road but it’s a catastrophe waiting to happen.”

United Utilities later dispatched a team of engineers to the scene after being altered to the problem by Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron.

* Got any pictures of yesterday’s floods? Email andy.moffatt@jpress.co.uk