Mineshaft appears on A394 at Rosudgeon
The opening of a disused mineshaft is causing delays on the A394 between Helston and Penzance tonight.
Part of the main road at Rosudgeon is blocked after a section of the A394 collapsed to reveal a 10ft hole at the side of the road.
The hole, which makes up part of a disused mine, is a reminder of Rosudgeon mining past and is apparently typical of the area.
Cornwall Council contractors have fenced off the shaft and set up traffic controls.
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It is understood that engineers will carry out investigative measures over the coming days.
Engineer Brian O'Connell told BBC News: "Once we open up the feature, we'll have a good idea of what different types of remediation we can employ.
"If it's a shaft feature we can look at using a concrete plug maybe, or even a structural slab.”