Hole 2 metres deep opens up in middle of Sheffield road

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Temporary traffic lights have been put in place after a deep hole opened up in the middle of a South Yorkshire road.

Investigations are being carried out into the cause of the two metre-deep hole on the A616 at Uskers Wood, near Langsett, by the Highways Agency.

Highways Agency project manager Tim Calvert said: “We are fortunate that there is a lay by at this point in the carriageway so we have been able to keep the road open using traffic signals and drivers are able to slowly pass the hole safely via the lay by. 
“This is causing slight delays in the area and we ask drivers to allow a little extra time to travel along this route.

“Once our investigations into the cause of the hole are complete we may need to fully close the road to rectify the issue. 
“More details about future planned traffic management will be made over the next few weeks.”