Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow closed after hole appears in road
SAUCHIEHALL Street in Glasgow, one of Scotland’s most famous thoroughfares, has been shut until Monday after a hole appeared in the road this morning which is thought to have been caused by subsidence.
Police made the emergency closure after the hole was spotted around 9.15am just east of the junction with Elmbank Street at Charing Cross.
Colin Kirkpatrick, knowledge exchange manager at the nearby Glasgow School of Art, who passed the scene on his bicycle, told The Scotsman: “It looked like the road had caved in, with no obvious bottom to the hole.”
Glasgow City Council said it expected to complete repairs on the three-lane street, which is one-way eastbound, by Monday morning. Elmbank Street is also closed northbound.
A spokesman said: “Road users are advised to avoid this area and seek an alternate route as delays should be expected.”
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