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Social media sink hole

warning goes viral


A SINK hole was discovered early on the morning of Tuesday, July 3 with a picture posted on social media creating a quick alert to the problem.

Posting the photograph on Facebook of his friend demonstrating the depth of the hole Matthew Pannhausen said: “Anyone leaving Hornsea on Seaton Road, go steady. A pothole that’s just been repaired has sunk, it’s 500 mm deep and looking in it about one and a half meters square.”

Matthew said they discovered the hole when he was picking someone up from nearby to head to work in Wakefield. His work colleague Dean Dunhill posed for a photograph demonstrating the depth of the hole when it was early and the roads were quiet. The post and photograph has since been shared on Facebook over 1,000 times.

A spokesperson for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “The hole which has appeared in the road surface on Seaton Road, Hornsea, near the junction with Bewholme Lane, has been caused by a collapsed surface water culvert.

“Our highways team was made aware of the hole this morning by one of our emergency officers and we made the road safe by installing temporary traffic lights at the site and beginning investigation works today.

“We are hoping to complete the culvert and road repairs by the end of Thursday this week, hopefully keeping the road open, under traffic signals, while the work is carried out.”

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