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Hole opens up in Fareham
6:37pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
EMERGENCY work was carried out in Fareham after a large hole appeared in the ground.
The hole appeared this afternoon above a sewage pipe at Oxleys Coppice on Rowan Way, Titchfield, pulling in surrounding trees.
Workers from Southern Water were quickly called to the scene.
A Southern Water spokesman said: “We believe it may have been caused by a break in the sewer pipe which, over time, has pulled the soil into the pipe, undermining the ground.
“We have a team on site making the area safe. Customers' services are not affected.”
Titchfield Councillor Connie Hockley, said: “This is of great concern and the relevant authorities will be dealing with the issue.”