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Christmas Day sinkhole closes part of Clifton road

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Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightColin Butcherimage captionResidents said they heard a “loud noise” as the sinkhole appeared at about 22:30 GMTPart of a residential road has been fenced off after a sinkhole opened up on Christmas Day. Bristol City Council earlier closed off Canynge Square in Clifton and said staff were “confident there is no risk…

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image captionResidents said they heard a “loud noise” as the sinkhole appeared at about 22:30 GMT

Part of a residential road has been fenced off after a sinkhole opened up on Christmas Day.

Bristol City Council earlier closed off Canynge Square in Clifton and said staff were “confident there is no risk to property or residents”.

The authority said tree surgeons will work on trees as a precaution ahead of forecast bad weather.

Residents said they heard a “loud noise” at about 22:30 GMT on Friday and found a tree had fallen into the hole.

Michael Woodman-Smith, who lives in the square, said the scene was “absolutely dramatic” after the tree’s collapse.

He said: “There was a bang. To be honest it could have been a door slamming. It wasn’t enormous.

“But the scene is absolutely dramatic. To see an enormous, forest-sized tree sitting in a huge hole is really remarkable.”

1/2 Structural engineers have assessed the collapsed vault at Canynge Square, Clifton. We are confident there is no risk to property or residents. Cars have been moved as a precaution. Tree surgeons will do work on trees as a precaution ahead of bad weather. pic.twitter.com/OfMbyOrXHl

— Bristol City Council (@BristolCouncil) December 26, 2020

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image copyrightMichael Woodman-Smith

image captionBristol City Council said tree surgeons would tend to trees ahead of forecast bad weather

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