A MAJOR road had to be closed after a bin lorry started sinking into the tarmac.

The West Berkshire Council vehicle got stuck on Old Bath Road in Newbury on Thursday afternoon after the back wheels became submerged.

Thames Valley Police tweeted: "Officers on scene making area safe after an HGV sunk into Old Bath Road Newbury.

"Road closed awaiting recovery and road repair."

The council confirmed that none of the bin workers were injured and it is not yet known whether or not the incident was caused by the hot weather.