A sinkhole has appeared on a road in Newton Heath.

Police have closed off Droylsden Road, between the junctions for Terence Street and Graver Lane, after the sinkhole appeared this morning (Friday).

The hole - which appears to be fairly deep - sits in the centre of the road.

Police vans are blocking the road at either side of the sinkhole to stop traffic from passing through.

The sinkhole has appeared in the middle of the road

Buses are also being diverted away from the scene.

It has not yet been confirmed when repair work will begin on the sinkhole, though the M.E.N has contacted both Manchester City Council and United Utilities for a comment.

In a tweet posted at around 9.20am this morning, Transport for Greater Manchester said: "#DroylsdenRoad #NewtonHeath between #TerenceSt & #GraverLn is closed in both directions due to a sink hole in the road.

A police van blocking Droyslden Road

"Bus services are diverting, please check with the operator.

"Delays likely. Plan ahead"

Stagecoach said the 74, 76 and 76A bus services are being diverted away from the area.

The 52 Go North West service is also running on a diverted route.