Sinkhole measuring four foot closes Vicarage Road

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UPDATE: The road has now reopened

A two-foot wide sinkhole has opened up in Watford.

Police were called to Vicarage Road after reports of a two-foot wide and a two-foot deep sinkhole opening up at the end of the road near the Super and Spice supermarket. 

Part of the road was closed off and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

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4:08pm Thu 31 Jul 14

mbwfc1976 says...

Where's the helmet in the shiny red helmet when you need him? ;-))))
Where's the helmet in the shiny red helmet when you need him? ;-)))) mbwfc1976
  • Score: 5

4:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Keefer says...

So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles?

Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size.
So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles? Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size. Keefer
  • Score: 9

4:43pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Graham27 says...

Where's Bernard Cribbins to sing his little ditty when you need him
Where's Bernard Cribbins to sing his little ditty when you need him Graham27
  • Score: 5

4:57pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Bolton's Boots says...

Keefer wrote:
So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles?

Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size.
Did you pass your GCSE English Keefer? The singular form of the word signifying the type of measurement is used when it precedes and modifies a noun. Such as 'a six inch nail' or a 'five gallon keg' - or indeed 'a two foot hole'.
[quote][p][bold]Keefer[/bold] wrote: So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles? Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size.[/p][/quote]Did you pass your GCSE English Keefer? The singular form of the word signifying the type of measurement is used when it precedes and modifies a noun. Such as 'a six inch nail' or a 'five gallon keg' - or indeed 'a two foot hole'. Bolton's Boots
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Keefer says...

Bolton's Boots wrote:
Keefer wrote:
So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles?

Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size.
Did you pass your GCSE English Keefer? The singular form of the word signifying the type of measurement is used when it precedes and modifies a noun. Such as 'a six inch nail' or a 'five gallon keg' - or indeed 'a two foot hole'.
Yes... But in this case is should read: "...measuring four feet...", not foot
[quote][p][bold]Bolton's Boots[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keefer[/bold] wrote: So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles? Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size.[/p][/quote]Did you pass your GCSE English Keefer? The singular form of the word signifying the type of measurement is used when it precedes and modifies a noun. Such as 'a six inch nail' or a 'five gallon keg' - or indeed 'a two foot hole'.[/p][/quote]Yes... But in this case is should read: "...measuring four feet...", not foot Keefer
  • Score: 5

8:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Boosey says...

Keefer wrote:
Bolton's Boots wrote:
Keefer wrote:
So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles?

Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size.
Did you pass your GCSE English Keefer? The singular form of the word signifying the type of measurement is used when it precedes and modifies a noun. Such as 'a six inch nail' or a 'five gallon keg' - or indeed 'a two foot hole'.
Yes... But in this case is should read: "...measuring four feet...", not foot
The hole you're digging is deeper.
[quote][p][bold]Keefer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bolton's Boots[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keefer[/bold] wrote: So two feet wide by 2 feet deep make it four feet? - note: FEET being the Plural of FOOT ...which means singular. Did you pass your GCSE English Mr. Knowles? Get down to the site and get some pictures up as they speak a thousand words in English, Then we can make our own mind up as to the size.[/p][/quote]Did you pass your GCSE English Keefer? The singular form of the word signifying the type of measurement is used when it precedes and modifies a noun. Such as 'a six inch nail' or a 'five gallon keg' - or indeed 'a two foot hole'.[/p][/quote]Yes... But in this case is should read: "...measuring four feet...", not foot[/p][/quote]The hole you're digging is deeper. Boosey
  • Score: 6

10:19pm Thu 31 Jul 14

E.Coli says...

maybe it's to do with the allotments ?
maybe it's to do with the allotments ? E.Coli
  • Score: 3

5:15am Fri 1 Aug 14

John Dowdle says...

Why not build 750 residential units over it?
If they can be built on flood plain then why not on top of a sink hole?
It is all in the same area - is it not?
Why not build 750 residential units over it? If they can be built on flood plain then why not on top of a sink hole? It is all in the same area - is it not? John Dowdle
  • Score: 4

8:51am Fri 1 Aug 14

tgb1963 says...

One hole measuring 2ft x 2ft = 4 square foot , not 4 feet. More than one hole it would be feet.
One hole measuring 2ft x 2ft = 4 square foot , not 4 feet. More than one hole it would be feet. tgb1963
  • Score: 0

8:56am Fri 1 Aug 14

tgb1963 says...

But there again if it is 2x2x2 then it is 8 cubic foot!
But there again if it is 2x2x2 then it is 8 cubic foot! tgb1963
  • Score: 3

12:39pm Fri 1 Aug 14

LocalBoy1 says...

I thought was on the WO, no it's the teenies Facebook page.
I thought was on the WO, no it's the teenies Facebook page. LocalBoy1
  • Score: 0

9:28am Fri 15 Aug 14

sun clock tower says...

Super & Spice ...this shop is definitely not super!
Super & Spice ...this shop is definitely not super! sun clock tower
  • Score: 0

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