Manchester is suffering traffic chaos after a sinkhole opened
The hole appeared in Barlow Moor Road near the major junction of Claremont Grove at around 5.30pm last night.
Police were forced to close the carriageway and issue warnings for motorists to avoid the area.
They also created a diversion via Palatine Road and Lapwing Lane while engineers attempt to fix the issue.
Withington councillor John Leech urged drivers to avoid the road.
He tweeted: “Sinkhole on Barlow Moor Road between Elm Road and Pine Road in Didsbury – try to avoid the road if you can. Bad traffic likely!”
And the police said: "Another sink hole in Costa Del Manchester. This one is Barlow Moor Road. Our #TrafficPCSO are looking into it."
Motorists have been warned to avoid the area
This isn't the first time Greater Manchester has been hit by a pothole.
In August 2015 a huge hole measuring several metres wide and 40 feet deep was discovered on Manchurian Way.
The entire road was closed off for two days as engineers fixed the huge issue.
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