After a significant void – approximately 3M X 3M wide appeared on Millfields Road in Bilston [on Monday evening].

A huge thanks to the council teams who acted fast to close the road for safety reasons and enable emergency works.

Residents from three properties between the canal bridge and Chem Road were temporarily relocated.

The Coal Authority now believe the void to be a crown hole, associated with a shallow coal mine workings collapse, and not a vertical mine shaft.

They will continue to infill the collapse and repair the damaged sewers over the coming days.

The westbound carriageway reopened to traffic on Monday night but the eastbound carriageway is likely to remain closed until the works are completed, with a diversion via Ettingshall Road, Bilston Road, Wellington Road and Wolverhampton Street in place.