Hole that opened up next to main Helston to Penzance road is old mine workings: PICTURES

Hole that opened up on main Helston to Penzance road is old mineshaft

Hole that opened up on main Helston to Penzance road is old mineshaft

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A hole, blamed on old mineworkings, has opened up on the main Helston to Penzance road at Rosudgeon.

The A394 was partially blocked due to emergency repairs to the subsidence at Packet Lane.

Highways are on site repairing a "large hole" opposite Hodges Motor Works where the mine shaft has opened up.

Workers were at the scene today and had fenced off the hole, were capping it with concete and set up temporary traffic lights.

Falmouth Packet:

Falmouth Packet: Hole that opened up on main Helston to Penzance road is old mineshaft

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6:22pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Wow, good thing no one was hurt, makes me wonder with all the adverse weather and degree of rain, how much more subsidence could occur elsewhere, particularly with the weight and volume of traffic these days. Interesting pictures.
Wow, good thing no one was hurt, makes me wonder with all the adverse weather and degree of rain, how much more subsidence could occur elsewhere, particularly with the weight and volume of traffic these days. Interesting pictures. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 3

10:36am Wed 29 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

wow, VERY interesting
wow, VERY interesting miss perfect
  • Score: -9

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