A ROAD has been cordoned off following the discovery of a large sink hole.

Carnarvon Road in Clacton has been closed today - January 29 - from its junction with the High Street has been closed after part of the road began to fall away.

Traffic is building and drivers should plan ahead for this incident.

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A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Carnarvon Road junction High Street has been closed following a large sink hole being discovered.

"This will be closed until it can be assessed and made safe.

"Please plan your journeys around this."

This is not the first time a sink hole has been found in the area, with previous found in October last year.

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At that time, West Avenue, in Clacton, was shut between Station Road and Jackson Road.