The hole that is believed to have appeared yesterday
There have been long delays throughout Brentwood this weekend due to roadworks on Ongar Road - and the worksite has been enlarged by the apparent appearance of a 'sinkhole'.

Anglian Water are undertaking water main repair works at the junction of Ongar Road and Doddinghurst Road and have installed a four-way traffic light system, which has lead to long queues building up all the way up to Wilson's Corner, Ongar Road, Doddinghurst Road and on other approaches such as from Geary Drive.

But today (Sunday), the area of works appears to have been widened, to fence off a huge 'sinkhole' - which appears to have part of a white road marking collapsed into it.

This afternoon, stunned residents could be seen taking photographs of the hole.

The original work started on Friday to unblock a water main that is causing pollution.

Temporary traffic lights were installed - and motorists were warned to expect long delays during Monday morning's school run.

The temporary lights will remain in place until Tuesday, according to Anglian Water.

It is not known if the hole is part of the works.