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Manchester sinkhole: Houses collapse in Gorton street


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  • Location: Stockport, South Manchester
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms & Snow.
  • Location: Stockport, South Manchester

I was just walking by here not long ago 

Two houses have partially collapsed after a sinkhole measuring 10ft (3m) opened up on a Manchester street.

Four homes were evacuated on Wednesday evening after the hole appeared on Walmer Street in Abbey Hey, Gorton.

Fire crews returned hours later after the front of two of the empty properties crashed to the ground.

United Utilities said it was dealing with a collapsed sewer but was investigating all possible causes including the recent heavy rain.

The fire service was first called to Walmer Street just after 21:00 GMT on Wednesday to reports an unoccupied car had fallen down a hole in the road.

A cordon was put in place and residents evacuated as a precaution, the fire service said.

After leaving the scene four hours later, the fire service was alerted to the partial collapse of two houses at 11:00 on Thursday.

 

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Investigations are ongoing into what caused the road surface to give way, United Utilities say.

They are unsure of what caused it but it was whilst we had storm Christoph

 

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