'Sinkhole' in road after 'devastating' flooding hit Wirral

By Lisa Rand

A small 'sinkhole' has appeared on a Wirral road after floods which 'devastated' parts of the borough last week.

Torrential rain brought misery to families across the area last week, as parts of Birkenhead and Bebington were particularly badly affected by flood waters, leading to an emergency response in areas across the Wirral.

Parts of Borough Road in Birkenhead, one of the "worst affected" streets were cordoned off to traffic on Friday after damage to the road surface.

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Local MP Mick Whitley, who visited streets in his constituency in the aftermath of the flood said on social media that a small sinkhole has also appeared on nearby Abbey Street.

Posting about the hole, The MP for Birkenhead said: "I've been out and about in the constituency today, visiting Borough Road to see the impact of yesterday's rains and following up on reports of a sinkhole by Abbey Road which will now be dealt with by the council."

The post prompted dozens of comments by social media users.

The hole is understood to have appeared after floods in the area last week (Mick Whitley MP)

One person said: "Good work" while another added: "Thanks Mick at last we have an MP who is visible and works hard for the people of Birkenhead."

A spokesperson for Wirral Council said: “The extremely heavy rain placed Wirral’s road transport networks under considerable strain.

“Council staff attended Abbey Street to assess the situation. Tomorrow (Tuesday Sept 14) the area will be reinstated with a temporary repair while United Utilities investigates the cause of the sinkhole.

"Meanwhile, council officers will continue to monitor the situation for safety."

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