MULTIPLE sinkholes have forced the closure of a road in Oxford's city centre.

Walton Street is closed both ways after the sinkholes reportedly appeared yesterday.

The road is closed at the junction with Worcester Street and as a result traffic is slow around the area.

Oxford Mail:

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It appears about four sinkholes have opened up in a small stretch of the road, where contractors were in the middle of resurfacing works.

One of the holes is significantly larger than the other small sinkholes.

Oxford Mail:

A County Council spokesman said: "We are working with our maintenance provider (Skanska) to find an effective solution to the holes that have been identified whilst work was being undertaken last night.

"We’re working hard to get these issues resolved as soon as possible."

It comes less than a month after a sinkhole opened up just metres along the road in Worcester Street.

Oxford Mail:

What appears to be the biggest sinkhole to appear in Walton Street. picture by Jody Neil Ruth on Twitter

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Police taped off the road after part of the road surface collapsed, reportedly the sinkhole was 1.2metres deep and 1.4metres wide.

A county council highways maintenance worker added that it was not clear what had caused the sinkhole but it has now been filled with aggregate.