A ROAD at a Herefordshire beauty spot will have temporary traffic lights for over a week while investigations are carried out on a sinkhole.

Emergency two-way traffic lights are in place on the B4234 on Leys Hill, Kerne Bridge, near Ross-on-Wye.

A recent storm has caused "voids" in the road surface with a large sinkhole developing.

Two-way traffic lights are in place while "investigations are carried out".

The lights are expected to remain until May 25.

Ross-on-Wye was severely affected by heavy downpours at the weekend in which Broad Street and Brookend Street were flooded when a pipe burst.

This caused significant damage to the street.


Jesse Norman MP is among those to have spoken out about the town's drainage problems, saying it needs "long-term solutions".

The Hereford and South Herefordshire member of parliament praised council staff, Balfour Beatty and Welsh Water for their "quick response" as work began to fix the street.

Work has continued well into this week, with town councillors continuing to put pressure on the county council and the water company to act.