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Sinkhole closes Wayfield Road, Chatham at junction with Street End Road

By Lynn Cox

A sinkhole has appeared in a residential street in Chatham and as a result the road has been closed.

The hole appeared a few days ago at the bottom of Wayfield Road, at its junction with Street End Road.

Michaela Lynn Hagerty who lives nearby, posted a message and these pictures on the Making Medway Aware Facebook group on Sunday, September 10, to warn people to be careful when driving along the carriageway.

A small sinkhole has appeared in the road in Wayfield Road, Chatham, picture Michaela Lynn Hagerty.
A small sinkhole has appeared in the road in Wayfield Road, Chatham, picture Michaela Lynn Hagerty.

She said: “The hole is at the bottom of Wayfield and is sinking in, be aware in case it collapses.”

She also reported the problem to Medway Council’s highways department and workmen went out to assess the hone and have now closed road at the bottom near the roundabout.

Jane Mills thanked Ms Hagerty for putting the information online.

The road has now been closed, picture Michaela Lynn Hagerty.
The road has now been closed, picture Michaela Lynn Hagerty.

She said: “Thanks for the info as I’m up and down Wayfield several times a day. Is that where the water lays?”

Motorists using the road will now have to be diverted up Churchill Avenue and along Stalin Avenue until the repairs can be done.

It is not known how long it will take to repair the road, but Medway Council today said it would be closed until further notice.

Wendy Whitaker also posted a comment about the situation, she said: “Not surprised! The amount of water that runs down that way.”

Later on Sunday evening, Carol Mumford wrote: “Just came past it, looked a little bigger than this (the photograph).”

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