A huge sinkhole filled caused by a burst waste pipe has closed a road in Thamesmead.

The giant hole is located at Crossways in SE28, near the junction of Wroxham Road and first appeared May 8.

Thames Water has advised that it will be using tankers to remove flows from the hole while repairs are carried out to an underground waste pipe.

The company has said that residents can continue to use their water facilities in their homes and their properties will be protected from flooding.

A letter has been sent to residents to keep them informed.

According to the Bexley Council, the sinkhole was caused by a water leak on a riser main to the foul sewer which in turn created the huge void in the role.

The closure has caused all traffic to be diverted.

The road will remain closed whilst investigations take place and repairs are underway.

A Thames Water spokesperson said: “We’re aware of a sinkhole which appeared on Crossway SE28, close to the junction of Wroxham Road on Monday 8 May.

“The road has been closed and a diversion route has been put in place to help road users around this area whilst we carry out our investigations.

“While we plan and carry out a repair to our waste pipe at the site, we will be using tankers to take away flows from the sinkhole.

“This will ensure that local residents can continue to use their facilities as normal as well as protect local properties and the environment from internal and external flooding.

“We have carried out a letter drop to inform residents close to the sinkhole of our activities and will provide further updates as soon as we can.”

Bexley Council wrote on Twitter: “Due to a water leak on a riser main to the foul sewer, a void has appeared in the carriageway at Crossways near the junction of Lister Walk, Thamesmead.

“A road closure is now in place, and traffic is being diverted.

“Any enquiries should be directed to @thameswater -08009808800.”