03:39PM, Thursday 09 January 2020
A busy Maidenhead road is set to be closed for eight weeks after a sinkhole appeared on Tuesday.
The Royal Borough tweeted today (Thursday) to say that the closure in Shoppenhangers Road - between Ludlow Road and the entrance to Desborough College - will be in place for two months.
It was initially thought the road would be closed for 'around a month' following the appearance of a large sinkhole.
Both the clean water pipe and sewer underneath the road have been damaged and Thames Water and South East Water teams are working to fix the problems.
Nearby Desborough College, which has been closed since Tuesday lunchtime, updated parents today to say that it will also be closed tomorrow (Friday) with fears over the safety of the drinking water.
It hopes to reopen on Monday, it added.
It has not yet been made clear what caused the void to appear in the road.
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Thames Water and South East Water have been approached for further comment.
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