Mind the gap!

11.02 | 1 May 2009 |

Motorists faced the ultimate hazard after a ‘cavern-sized’ pothole opened up on a busy street.

Residents and businesses around the district of Didsbury, in Manchester, were stunned to discover this monster of a cavern stretching across both lanes of the area’s main thoroughfare. The 8ft by 6ft hole stretched over Barlow Moor Road, giving an unhelpful third dimension to the junction with Whitechapel Street.

Eyewitnesses told the Manchester Evening News that drivers found the road sagging beneath them, and the hole finally collapsed after a bus drove over it. Luckily the vehicle made it safely over before the tarmac sagged, leaving a hole 6ft deep behind it.

A police spokesman said two cars ‘had gone into the hole’, but luckily only suffered damage to their bumpers.

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