8 disastrous sinkholes
Here’s 8 shocking sinkholes from around the world, including Neath.
The evil brother to the pothole, a sinkhole occurs when rock underneath the surface layer is dissolved by acidic water.
In 2016 there were more than one million potholes recorded on UK roads, which caused over £3 million in damage to cars.
This visualisation shows you just how deep the problem is. And trust us, it’s pretty deep.
1. Rock and a hard place
We think this warrants the use of the hard shoulder.
2. Speedy repair
Work forces in Japan repaired this giant hole in the road within just seven days.
3. Little dead Corvette
Some of these Corvettes were saved, but they cost millions to repair.
4. Chasm in California
Luckily no one was driving past.
5. At least it didn't eat the whole car
This sinkhole bit off more than it could chew.
6. Sinkhole in suburbia
When residents heard a rumble in the night, they didn’t realise they would be waking up to this.
7. Double whammy
This biker might have trouble getting to his destination.
8. What lies be-Neath
...Not a lot. It’s not exactly on the same scale as Japan, but enough to close this road in Neath for a while.
First published on the 4th of October 2017