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West Street in Harrietsham to be closed for week after sinkhole appears


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A road is set to be closed for up to a week after a sinkhole appeared earlier today.

Motorists are unable to go down West Street in Harrietsham after the hole appeared between the A20 Ashford Road and Goddington Lane at around 2.30pm.

A road has been blocked in both directions because of the sinkhole. Picture: Stock
A road has been blocked in both directions because of the sinkhole. Picture: Stock

Kent County Council say the road is now set to be closed for "up to seven days".

Describing the incident on their website, the council said: "Road closed May 11 for up to 7 days due to a void in the carriageway between Station Road and number 62."

A diversion has been put in place between West Street and Ashford Road. Stagecoach's 10X service was cancelled due to being unable to run along the road.

A spokesman said: "Due to a sinkhole appearing on West Street our 10X service will be unable to operate along this road.

"Services will remain on the A20 allowing passengers to board in a safe location. Apologies for any inconvenience."

Kent County Council has been approached for more information.

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