MOTORISTS are urged to be cautious if driving in The Kerries tonight and in the morning after a part of the road collapsed.
The hole is located near a bend about halfway between the turn off for Cockleshell Road and the turn to head towards the Spa/Fenit road.
A concerned local resident, Linda Gleeson and her mother spotted the hole late this afternoon.
Someone from the Council came out and placed cones around it as a temporary measure until it can be filled in properly tomorrow.
Linda expressed concern that, because of the proximity to the bend, more should be done to alert motorists to the danger as darkness falls.
The hole extends just past the yellow line at the side of the road, but about a further foot of road is cracked and in danger of collapsing.
It’s over a foot deep but, as you can see from the photo (below), it extends far more underground under then ditch.
The Council has only recently resurfaced the adjacent part of the road and other parts of the Kerries have experienced ‘sinkhole’ type incidents in the recent past.