Photo by Ian D. Hall

Around 4.20 pm this afternoon a hole opened up in the road on Myrtle Street, Liverpool.

The hole, an estimated 6 ft by 3.5 ft and around 4.5 ft deep, was supposedly caused by a water pipe bursting, allowing the road to cave into the middle of the bus stop.

Police were promptly on the scene and have cordoned off the area, although water still appears to be spraying into the hole.

All  buses using the bus stop, including the 86 to Smithdown, have been diverted past the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

It is not clear when the road might re-open, as there is some concern over the potential structural damage to the road.

Photos by Ian D. Hall