Sinkhole appears in Turnham Green Terrace

Image above: Thames Water engineers on site Wednesday evening; photograph Nick Raikes

Road closed for a week – ten days

A sinkhole has opened up in Turnham Green Terrace outside the tube station.

It was noticed on Wednesday evening (22 June) and the road was quickly closed by Hounslow Highways. Turnham Green Terrace will remain closed from the junction with Chiswick High Rd to the mini roundabout at the junction with Bath Rd while engineers from Thames Water investigate.

By 10pm on Tuesday night there were two large Thames Water trucks parked up beside it and the hole was boarded over.

“My guy from the flower stall rang me to say the road have been closed” said Spencer Wheeler, owner of Wheelers Garden Centre, which is right next to it.

“Apparently the hole is 20 foot deep” he told The Chiswick Calendar

“They say the road is going to be closed for a week to ten days while they mend it.”

Asked about how it was affecting the business, he said:

“It’s not the best. What with the train strikes and now road closures, but what can you do? You can’t do anything about it. It’s obviously quite serious.”

Thames Water have told The Chiswick Calendar their teams have been working on the site to clear the debris from the sinkhole and make the area safe before commencing work to repair a sewer main.

Image above: The sinkhole when it was first noticed

Image above: Thames Water engineers on site Wednesday evening; photograph Nick Raikes

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