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A 66ft sinkhole appears in St Albans

 Published on: 1st October 2015   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Fire crew from attended a sink hole in St Albans after a 66 foot sinkhole opened up on a street in St Albans. The large sinkhole opened up on cul-de-sac Fontmell Close, St Albans, on October 1, forcing the evacuation of families in the area. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said several people have been evacuated to Batchwood Hall. More than 50 properties are without gas and electricity, according to a fire service spokeswoman. The fire service said it was already aware of a small hole on Wednesday and it was due to be filled in, but it then received a call at 1.30am to say it had “opened up substantially” overnight.

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