People have multiple ideas for what to do with the Prestwich sinkhole

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People have multiple ideas for what to do with the Prestwich sinkhole

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Who needs to go to the local swimming pool? Fill this with water and you’ve got your very own at your doorstep. 

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Proud residents in Manchester are loving the latest addition to their street – a massive sinkhole measuring six metres.

The hole opened up on Heywood Road, in Prestwich, early this morning, leading to the road being closed in both directions.

A huge sinkhole has appeared in the middle of a road in Prestwich,, Greater Mancs., The six-metre gap opened up on Heywood Road in Prestwich in the early hours of Monday morning, October 17. The road has been partially closed in both directions to pedestrians as well as vehicles. United Utilities say the road - which is used locally as a ërat runí - is likely to be partially closed in both directions for several weeks while work takes place to repair the damage. Around 20 properties on Heywood Road are thought to be affected by the damage, utilities bosses said. 17 October 2016.

Around 20 properties are thought to be affected by the damage and the road is likely to be closed for several weeks to repair the damage.

But that hasn’t disheartened residents who’ve been asking when they’ll be able to fill it with water.


People in the area were told to move their vehicles away from the area and avoid the road when the sinkhole appeared this morning.

A spokesman for United Utilities said: ‘It was reported to us in the early hours by the police.

‘At this stage we are not sure what has happened and whether the road has collapsed or if it’s linked to a sewer. There has been some recent tarmacing on the road we believe.

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Sinkhole in Manchester Picture: GoogleMaps/METRO.co.uk

The massive sinkhole appeared on Heywood road in Prestwich, Manchester this morning (Picture: GoogleMaps/METRO.co.uk)

A huge sinkhole has appeared in the middle of a road in Prestwich,, Greater Mancs., The six-metre gap opened up on Heywood Road in Prestwich in the early hours of Monday morning, October 17. The road has been partially closed in both directions to pedestrians as well as vehicles. United Utilities say the road - which is used locally as a ërat runí - is likely to be partially closed in both directions for several weeks while work takes place to repair the damage. Around 20 properties on Heywood Road are thought to be affected by the damage, utilities bosses said. 17 October 2016.

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‘The road has been closed for around half a mile and local traffic diversions are in place.

‘Local residents were asked to move their cars away from the area by police last night.

‘It is likely to be closed for a few weeks as engineers will need to excavate around it.’