St Albans sinkhole: Flats evacuated as 'precaution'

Deep SinkHole cause Bottleneck Diversions at A41 Dome Roundabout

The fire service tweeted an aerial picture of the sinkhole, showing its position next to the Cedar Court flats- HERTS FIRE & RESCUE

The sink hole is not a sink hole apparently, but it's led to the evacuation of 20 flats in St Albans.

 

Emergency services were called to Cedarwood Drive, St Albans at about 05:50 GMT after the hole was spotted by a member of the public.

 

Residents said they expected to be out for at least two weeks while  st albans sink holeA bird's eye view of the sinkhole goes under teh house in Cedar Court. Picture: Sharon Minkin Conrich.

 

A spokeswoman for St Albans City Council said people in the Cedar Court flats had been moved as a precaution.

Residents said they expected to be out for at least two weeks while

 

The sinkhole measures about 20ft (6m) and is next to an exterior wallThe sinkhole measures about 20ft (6m) and is next to an exterior wall. Picture: JOANNE SMITH.

 

Structural engineers and crews from the utility services are at the scene.

 

 

The previous massive sink hole in 2015 caused month's on disruption caused due to old mines. in Fontmell Close in the city - about 2.5 miles (4km) from Cedarwood Drive. It cost about £600,000 for the local councils to fix.

 

n Fontmell Close in the city - about 2.5 miles (4km) from Cedarwood Drive.Sings Divert Traffic into one lane.

 

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