Huge sinkhole size of a car appears on UK street and nearly swallows a post box

A sinkhole that cracked open a UK street was as big as a car and very nearly swallowed a nearby post box.

Residents of a street in Eltham, Greenwich woke up to find the massive gaping space in their road, and were left stunned by the sight.

Dunvegan Road now features its very own massive hole, with closures set for the next "few weeks" as council workers prepare to fill in the massive sinkhole which opened up recently.

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Residents in the south-east London borough were flummoxed by the sighting, with one telling Facebook users about the major trouble with the road.

A fence has since been erected to prevent people falling into the sinkhole, with locals initially constructing a makeshift wall of wheelie bins to prevent motorists from injuring themselves.

The hole is still in place, though Greenwich Council are working hard to rectify the massive patch of missing road.

One resident, Andrew Hudson, posted photos of the massive hole, and wrote: "Next to Mayday cars cab office be aware!

"I feel sorry for anyone that has posted important letters in the post box there because they are not being collected anytime soon."

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A spokesperson for Greenwich Council said: "We were notified of a sinkhole in Dunvegan Road by the London Fire Brigade on Monday, 11 September. Our investigations are ongoing to determine the cause and develop next steps.

"Until then, the area will remain closed off and reassurance visits will be taking place with neighbouring business. The road is expected to be closed for at least a few weeks and diversions will be place."

A sinkhole is a preferable problem to the slate of troubles affecting "powerless" residents of Eccles in Manchester.

The Daily Star reported the horror troubles in the street, from frequent drug use to knife crime and a series of "irreparable" damages to the area.

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