Weasenham Lane, Wisbech, closed after massive hole appears in the road - county council says drain has collapsed

PUBLISHED: 15:46 03 September 2017

Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Saturday

Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Saturday

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A massive hole has appeared in Weasenham Lane, Wisbech, and is expected to cause traffic chaos in the town tomorrow for commuters.

Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Saturday Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Saturday

Cambridgeshire County Council highways department has issued a warning to avoid the area if possible and said the road is closed between Sandall Road and Cromwell Road due to a collapsed drain.

Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Saturday Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Saturday

“Please use alternative route,” a spokesman said.

Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Friday - overnight it got worse Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Friday - overnight it got worse

Social media posts are urging people to remember there is no access from beyond Regal Road coming from Cromwell Road and no access from beyond Sandall Road coming from Churchill Road/Elm High Road.

Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Friday - overnight it got worse Drain collapse in Weasenham Lane, Wosbech. This was taken on Friday - overnight it got worse

Numerous visitors to the spot where the drain has collapsed fear it could be several days before the repair is made.

One person posted there were “signs of more potential collapses along Weasenham Lane. I hope the highways department and other relevant organisations fix them before they collapse”.

Many are hoping the road will be repaired prior to schools opening on Wednesday for the start of the autumn term; it is one of the main routes used to get to Thomas Clarkson Academy.

2 comments

  • There are several areas of subsidence in Weasenham Lane between the rail crossing and Sandall Road. The whole section needs to be replaced IMO.

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    A Wisbech Voice

    Monday, September 4, 2017

  • Would be extremely helpful if they signpost the road is closed on Churchill Road it was extremely inconvenient at 5am this morning having to divert ourselves to get to work as there is no sign until you get onto Weasenham Lane

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    RobandJo Satt

    Sunday, September 3, 2017

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