Northern Ireland

Castlereagh Street closes after hole discovered below traffic lane

Castlereagh Street
Image caption The Department for Regional Development said the road will remain completely closed until Sunday evening

Part of a main road in east Belfast will be closed all weekend after a large void was found below a traffic lane.

A section of Castlereagh Street was closed between its junctions at Albertbridge Road and Beersbridge Road after it began to sink on Friday.

It follows the discovery of a similar problem on the Ravenhill Road in July.

The Department for Regional Development (DRD) said the road will remain completely closed until Sunday evening.

A DRD spokesperson said the department was continuing to investigate the cause of the void and said a "full repair" would be completed over the weekend.

Diversions will be signposted via Woodstock Road and Templemore Avenue.

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