A residential street has been divided in half after part of the road surface appeared to collapse earlier this week.

A large pothole appeared in Liverpool Road, Watford, on Wednesday.

The road surface has broken away and requires a complex repair.

Watford Observer:

The county council says the hole "exceeds standard pothole damage".

Investigations into the damage to the road are ongoing.

The hole is on the edge of the road and a parking space and Hertfordshire County Council has decided the safest course of action is to close the road.

Watford Observer:

The hole is protected by barriers and then some higher metal fencing.

Ringway, the county council's contractor, has been given a permit of until January 22 to complete the work.