It’s often assumed that subsidence only affects homes and other buildings but the truth is it’s a much bigger problem. There are several road closures each year due to subsidence that affect thousands of motorists. Sometimes the problems are more localised such as the story below about a road closure near a primary school in Halifax.


Road closed due to subsidence


Drivers are facing diversions after part of a road collapsed in Mytholmroyd.


Scout Road from Hathershelf Lane junction to the caravan site near Scout Road Primary School has been closed after subsidence which also resulted in damage to a wall.

A council spokesperson said: “Calderdale Council is investigating the incident and looking into what repair works are needed.

“The road will remain closed until repairs have been completed. Gritting will continue as necessary up to Scout Road Primary School.”

Signs are in place giving diversion details.




In another story concerning a road closure due to subsidence, the A614 needed to be closed due to cracks in the road. Read the full story by clicking the headline.


A614 closed due to subsidence

Diversions are in place after Notts County Council closed a stretch of the A614 due to subsidence after a major crack was found in the road.


A Perlethorpe resident alerted the authority to the situation after noticing the crack in the road between Whitewater Lane, Ollerton, and Apleyhead, Ranby.

Highways officers discovered a 15-metre fissure in the road and immediately closed the road and put diversions in place.



These stories show what an impact subsidence can have on communities whether it’s affect homes, roads or any other man made structure. Be sure to keep checking back here for the latest news relating to subsidence.