A HUGE sinkhole has swallowed a residential road in Renfrew after a rising sewer main has burst.

It comes after residents reported Campbell Street has been closed at its junction with Ferry Road this morning.

Following it, Scottish Water have confirmed they are currently dealing with the situation.

They revealed they are carrying out a complex repair on a burst 700mm rising sewer main.

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The area has been made safe and the firm has confirmed they are mobilising plant and materials ahead of beginning the repair.

However, they have said they "expect to encounter other services" including high-voltage cables and a water main near the sewer.

A spokesperson for Scottish Water said:  “The road is likely to remain closed until we complete the repair but we will do all that we can to minimise any disruption.

"We would like to thank road users and residents for their patience and understanding.”

Renfrewshire Council also confirmed the road has been closed while Scottish Water deal with the situation.