POLICE have closed a road after a large sinkhole appeared.

The crater is in the middle of Sandy Lane in Crawley Down, Crawley.

It appeared at about 2pm.

The Argus:

A Crawley Police spokesman said: "Sandy Lane in Crawley Down is currently closed at the junction with Cuttinglye Lane and Vicarage Road due to a large sinkhole which has appeared.

"Highways are aware and en route.

"Please seek an alternative route."