A ROAD has been closed after a sinkhole had opened on it.

Mercer Street in Newton-le-Willows has been closed off after the sinkhole appeared on Friday, June 4.

It opened on the road, to the back of Verona Kitchen & Bar.

There is a closure on Mercer Street

There is a closure on Mercer Street

The council has sent engineers to the site over the weekend.

It is believed the sinkhole may have been caused by a collapsed sewer.

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A St Helens Council spokesman said: "One of our engineers is looking at this.

"It's possibly a collapsed sewer, in which case it will be passed onto United Utilities.

"The road has been closed."