COMMUTERS are being warned to avoid a busy road this morning after a minibus plunged into a sinkhole.

Nine Mile Ride is currently closed between St Sebs roundabout and Pinewood Roundabout.

Police have advised motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative route.

It is believed that no injuries have been suffered.

The problem is believed to have been caused by awater main bursting underneath the road.

South East Water is working to fix the problem.