Two sinkholes open up in same road
PUBLISHED: 08:19 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 23 February 2018
Copyright: Archant 2018
Residents of a Norwich road were shocked when two sinkholes opened up on their road.
Keith Driver, Norwich city councillor for Lakenham, and former mayor, was knocking on constituent doors in Meadowbrook Close, Lakenham, last Saturday when he saw the sinkholes.
He said: “It must be quite frightening waking up with a hole in your front garden.”
The first hole appeared Wednesday, February 14 on the pavement, while another larger hole, which spans over two front gardens, opened two days later. Cadent Gas are still working to repair a gas leak at the site.
Troubles continued when the following Tuesday Anglian Water were called out to a burst main just metres away from the sinkholes. A spokesperson said that the incident was unrelated to the sinkholes, calling it a “red herring.”
One neighbour described how efficiently the water board dealt with the situation, adding: “It’s never been so busy down here. It’s usually as quiet as anything.”