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Police close part of Malone Road over road subsidence fear

Published 28/08/2016

Police and DOE at the scene on the Malone Road in Belfast between Eglantine Avenue and Wellington Park in Belfast where a road subsidence has lead to the closure of the road in on August 28th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and DOE at the scene on the Malone Road in Belfast between Eglantine Avenue and Wellington Park in Belfast where a road subsidence has lead to the closure of the road in on August 28th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
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Police and DOE at the scene on the Malone Road in Belfast between Eglantine Avenue and Wellington Park in Belfast where a road subsidence has lead to the closure of the road in on August 28th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and DOE at the scene on the Malone Road in Belfast between Eglantine Avenue and Wellington Park in Belfast where a road subsidence has lead to the closure of the road in on August 28th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and DOE at the scene on the Malone Road in Belfast between Eglantine Avenue and Wellington Park in Belfast where a road subsidence has lead to the closure of the road in on August 28th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and DOE at the scene on the Malone Road in Belfast between Eglantine Avenue and Wellington Park in Belfast where a road subsidence has lead to the closure of the road in on August 28th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Police have closed part of the Malone Road in south Belfast after a small subsidence in the road surface was discovered.

Photographs taken at the scene show a small hole in the road's tarmac surface in one of the city's most popular area.

DoE officers were at the scene to survey the damage and assess the situation.

The closure was announced around 6.30pm on Sunday evening.

Police issued an online statement to inform motorists of the closure and added: "Diversions are in place at Wellington Park and Eglantine Avenue."

The full extent of the damage is not yet known.

Sinkholes around the world - A sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City
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Sinkholes around the world - This massive sinkhole swallowed an intersection at Brooklyns Sunset Park in New York. Image: New York City Fire Department (FDNY) / Facebook
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A view of a large crack on a house in Magadalen's Close, Ripon, after a 25ft wide sinkhole opened up in the street
Several cars collapsed into a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky (AP//National Corvette Museum)
A view of the sinkhole in Hemel Hempstead, which is approximately 35ft wide and 20ft deep.

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