POTHOLES are a common menace to car owners, but this hole which suddenly appeared in Frampton was big enough to swallow part of an articulated lorry.
The accident took place on Friday at West End Road, opposite the entrance to the Tulip Factory.
Boston Borough Council said they worked quickly to avert a crisis by ‘cutting through the red tape’ of planning permission so part of the factory wall could be removed further along the road to allow a new access point to the site.
This enabled delivery lorries to continue to access the factory, which supplies ham and other cooked meat products to supermarket chains.
West End Road remains closed and likely to be for some time after a drain collapsed and an articulated lorry fell into the hole.
A spokesperson for Anglain Water said: “We got to site as soon as possible when we heard that a collapsed sewer had left a depression in the road.
“We will be filling in the hole as soon as possible so traffic can use the road again. We will then come back in the New Year to put a permanent fix in place and repair the damage to the sewer.
He added: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will have caused.