A road in Yoker has been forced to close after a huge ‘hole’ appeared in the middle of it.

Residents in Dornal Avenue took to social media earlier this week calling on Glasgow City Council to urgently fix the road after it swallowed up three traffic cones.

It is understood that the issue is likely a void which is caused by a leak in a water pipe which washes away the sub-surface of the road, eventually, there is nothing to support the top layer of tarmac which then collapses.

One resident told the Post that the void first appeared three weeks ago and that it had been an “accident waiting to happen”.

Clydebank Post: They said: “It’s been like this for three weeks it started with one cone now three have disappeared, it's horrendous and it was an accident waiting to happen.

“I made a phone call to the council on Monday night and put it on social media. On Tuesday the road was closed off and being attended to.

“I think the workers have been assessing the issue but they had to close the road as it’s seriously dangerous especially with the campus school being there.

“I am local and pass it all the time. I couldn’t believe it when I passed to see a third cone sinking so that’s why I got out of the car and took some photos.

“My son and his friends are out on scooters and bikes in this area, this could have been a very different outcome.

“I don’t know why it’s taken three weeks to sort as I imagine the people that live next to it would have complained too.”

Clydebank Post: Dornal Avenue will remain closed whilst work is carried out to find the source of the problem and resolve it.

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council confirmed that Scottish Water is investigating the issue as it is responsible for the maintenance of the water network.

Clydebank Post: A statement reads: “We are aware of this incident on Dornal Avenue and it is suspected this has been caused by a burst water piper which has created a void under the surface of the road.

“The road is currently closed to allow Scottish Water to investigate the issue and undertake appropriate action, which will likely include filling in the void and resurfacing the carriageway.

“Utility firms are responsible for the maintenance of the apparatus they have installed on the roads network, such as utility covers, and we routinely liaise with these firms to ensure any issues are addressed as quickly as possible.”

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “We would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding while we carry out our investigations.”