POLICE say they have closed a Durham B-road due to a “large sink” hole and will remain on scene until the council arrive.

The B6310 at Longclose Bank at the bottom of Medomsley Bank in Consett has been closed due to a large sink hole.

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Police are currently in attendance at the scene.

The Northern Echo: The area where the sink hole has appeared Picture: CONSETT POLICEThe area where the sink hole has appeared Picture: CONSETT POLICE

The road will remain closed until Durham County Council attend the scene, Durham Constabulary has said.

Drivers have been asked to find alternative routes, and there is a large build-up of traffic in the area.

Consett Police are still asking drivers to avoid the area as of 10.59am on Wednesday, May 18.

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: "The B6310 at Longclose Bank, Medomsley, has been closed due to a sinkhole.

"We’d ask people to avoid the area and find an alternative route."


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