A SINK hole has appeared on a road in Widnes.

Greenway Road has been closed at the bottom near the newsagents while investigations are being carried out.

Cheshire Police were alerted shortly after 4pm yesterday and notified Halton Council and the Highways Agency.

It is now awaiting repairs.

Drivers are being diverted.

A spokesman for Halton Council said this evening: "Halton Borough Council officers attended the scene last night and secured the site.

"Investigations found a foul sewer runs below the area so United Utilities has been contacted.

"Halton Council is awaiting the outcome of the investigations by United Utilities."