Heart Goes Behind The Cordon After Hemel Sinkhole

Heart's has been behind the cordon put in place on a street in Hemel Hempstead after a sinkhole opened there on Saturday.

Hemel Hempstead Sink Hole

The sink hole in Oatridge Gardens was reported at around 07.30 on Saturday morning.

It's approximately 35ft wide and 20ft deep.

Seventeen properties were evacuated - the 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses were built 5 and a half years ago and are rented or under shared-ownership with the Hightown Housing Association.

Today people who live further up the cul-de-sac were allowed back in for a short time to grab whatever they could carry.

Graham Waller is currently staying in a hotel with his family and their dog - he was one of the people allowed back into his house.

Sink Hole Hemel Heart's Amy Woodfield went with him - you can hear that HERE .

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