Published On: Tue, May 22nd, 2012

Road collapses under bus stop on Myrtle Street

Photo by Ian D. Hall

Around 4.20 pm this afternoon a hole opened up in the road on Myrtle Street, Liverpool.

The hole, an estimated 6 ft by 3.5 ft and around 4.5 ft deep, was supposedly caused by a water pipe bursting, allowing the road to cave into the middle of the bus stop.

Police were promptly on the scene and have cordoned off the area, although water still appears to be spraying into the hole.

All  buses using the bus stop, including the 86 to Smithdown, have been diverted past the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

It is not clear when the road might re-open, as there is some concern over the potential structural damage to the road.

Photos by Ian D. Hall

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- Millie is in her fourth year at UoL, studying an MA in Politics and the Mass Media. During her time here she has been involved with English Society, Debating Society, Student Council and LSMedia, where she was a News Editor for 18 months before taking the role of Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of all things political, has written for a local newspaper and runs three blogs. Originally from Gloucestershire, she is happiest in her wellies, but loves Liverpool for its live music, art and cocktails. Her weaknesses are old Penguin books, cameras and a good cup of tea.