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Great Bridgewater Street closed after 2ft sinkhole appears in Manchester road

Yet another section of road has collapsed in Manchester, this time on Great Bridgewater Street.

The street has now been closed for emergency repairs.

Manchester City Council said it was “throwing all resources” possible at getting the cavity repaired as soon as possible.

This morning at around 11am a 2ft sinkhole appeared in the carriageway near the junction with Lower Mosley Street.

Drivers are being diverted around Whitworth Street West.

Great Bridgewater Street has been closed from its junction with Lower Mosley Street to Chepstow Street.

Chepstow Street has also been closed from the junction with Great Bridgewater Street to its junction with Oxford Street.

It comes just six weeks after a 40ft hole appeared on the busy Mancuncian Way after heavy flooding.

Watch drone footage of the Mancunian Way sinkhole collapse

Cllr Kate Chappell, Manchester City Council’s executive member for the environment, said: “Our engineers are working on this now and our priority is to reopen this city centre route as quickly as possible.

“We recognise that, at time when other roads are closed as a result of the Conservative Party Conference and one carriageway of the Mancunian Way remains shut, this is going to cause problems.

“That is why we have not taken this decision lightly and we are making sure all resources are thrown at this issue to re-open these streets as soon as we can.”

Main image by Stuart Ryan

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