A sinkhole has opened up on a residential road in Bury today, Thursday.

The sinkhole, estimated to be 4ft deep, has emerged on the corner of Willow Street and Teak Street in Bury.

A police car has been on the street with an officer directing people away from the hole.

It has now been covered up and blocked off.

Bury Times: The sinkholeThe sinkhole (Image: Gavin Howarth) 

Bury Times: The sinkhole covered upThe sinkhole covered up (Image: Gavin Howarth)

A council spokesperson said: "We’ve made it safe and are doing further investigations."

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Resident Gavin Howarth said: “I went past at 11.30am this morning.

“There’s currently a police car parked nearby and they’re directing people away from it. It looks to be about 4ft deep.”

Greater Manchester Police has been contacted for comment.