Rillington sinkhole: Pictures show work ongoing after huge sinkhole opens up outside Yorkshire pub

These pictures show work being carried out after a huge sinkhole opened up in Yorkshire.

The A64 has been closed heading eastbound between the A169 for Malton and the B1429 for Willerby and westbound between the B1420 and B1428 for Scagglethorpe.

The sinkhole opened up on the road in Rillington on Sunday (Jul 31). Yorkshire Water, National Highways and North Yorkshire Police all attended the scene.

The sinkhole was filled with water after a burse water pipe led to the road falling in.

The huge hole in the road (Pic: John Carlisle)

However, the water has now been cleared and these pictures - sent in to The Yorkshire Post by John Carlisle - show just how large the hole is.

The road is expected to be closed for around 48 hours.

National Highways said: "The A64 in North Yorkshire is closed eastbound between the A169 (Malton, Norton-on-Derwent) and the B1429 (Willerby, Staxton), and westbound between the B1429 and the B1428 (Scagglethorpe) due to a burst water main which has resulted in a large depression in the road surface.

"Yorkshire Water have been in attendance to assist in repairing the damaged water main, and our contractors are also on scene to repair the road surface damage.

Work ongoing at the sinkhole (Pic: John Carlisle)

"The road is expected to be closed for at least 48 hours for emergency repairs to take place."

The road will be closed for 48 hours (Pic: John Carlisle)