St Albans sinkhole: 20 evacuated from homes

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  • A 66-feet wide crater found in Fontmell Close at 1am today, days after a small hole was spotted on the street.
  • Six families were evacuated from their homes to a leisure centre and 58 are now without gas, water or electricity.
  • The gaping hole - which is 30ft wide - demolished a wall, affected three gardens and left cars trapped in driveways.
  • There is now no way out for residents and the council has warned it could be 'weeks' before things return to normal.


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