WATCH: Cork County Council issue warning after a large sinkhole develops on a public road
It's believed the sinkhole is linked to the collapse of a mine shaft.
Cork County Council have urged caution to anyone driving in the area that's south of Allihies Village on the Beara Peninsula because a large sinkhole has developed on the public road L-8912-0.
Since the sinkhole emerged, the road has been closed to the public.
Newspaper advertisements notifying the public about this emergency closure will also be published.
As posted on their official Facebook page, Cork County Council believe that the sinkhole is linked to the collapse of a mine shaft in Cahermeeleboe, Allihies.
The post states: "While the road has been closed and barriers have been erected to prevent access to the area, there is the potential that this hole will become further enlarged (given the unknown ground conditions here), and therefore Cork County Council urges vigilance and advises that caution should be exercised by all in this area.
It adds: "Cork County Council is monitoring the situation and staff are currently endeavouring to ascertain contact information for the owners of the mine. Separately, Cork County Council has asked the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment to undertake a survey of the area as a matter of urgency, to determine the extent of the undermining and the potential risk of further collapses in this area."
Members of the public have been asked not to go near the sinkhole, or to move beyond the safety barriers.
For those affected, keep an eye on the official page of Cork County Council as further information will be issued as the situation develops.
Here's a look at the size of the sinkhole.