A HOLE has opened up on Brockley Rise in Honor Oak this afternoon.

People have taken to Twitter to post pictures of the large hole in the road, which is expected to cause major delays in the area.

The hole is reported to have opened opposite St Saviour's Church, near the junction with Herschell Road and Lowther Hill.

Lewisham Council says it has sent an emergency highways team to the scene and the hole is having barriers places around it  pending further investigation into the cause.

Heavy traffic is being reported queueing along Stansted Road eastbound at the Catford Hill junction.