Huge hole appears in main road

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A GAPING hole has appeared in a busy road in Wigan due to a burst main.

Engineers from United Utilities have fenced off the chasm on Bolton Road, Ashton, which has grown in size significantly.

Hole in the road on Bolton Road, Ashton

Hole in the road on Bolton Road, Ashton

Temporary lights are now in operation to guide traffic through with commuters reporting long queues during rush hour.

More to follow...

The sinkhole before workmen began to excavate

The sinkhole before workmen began to excavate