Sinkhole road reopened 14 months on
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Fontmell Close in St Albans reopened 14 months after giant sinkhole

A road has reopened 14 months after a 33ft (10m) deep hole appeared.

Experts believe the cause of the sinkhole, which opened in Fontmell Close, St Albans on 1 October 2015, was old mine workings.

After more than a year of waiting and lots of surveys and repairs, residents have now seen the road reopen.

County councillor Terry Douris said it had been an "extremely stressful time" for residents.

"We appreciate it has taken some time to get to this stage, but we owed it to residents to make sure the area is safe, which it is, and that the reinstatement job is done properly," he said.

  • 30 Nov 2016