Strong winds from Storm Jocelyn resulted in a huge hole being exposed in a city centre road.

A manhole in Lower Clarence Road, near Norwich Rail Station, was one of many to have been left uncovered by powerful gusts earlier this week.

Norwich Evening News: Inside the exposed manholeInside the exposed manhole (Image: Newsquest)

Readers of the Evening News were quick to highlight that barriers around the large hole had been brought down - posing a hazard to both pedestrians and drivers. 

The hole, measuring around 6ft by 3ft, was uncovered as the barriers were blown over on Wednesday morning.

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Wind speeds in Norfolk reached 69mph during the recent Storm Isha, while Jocelyn briefly struck the county with gusts of up to 50mph.

Anglian Water is currently carrying out routine maintenance works at Lower Clarence Road, and disruption is due to be completed tomorrow.

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The complaints prompted Anglian Water - which was responsible for the manhole - to quickly act on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesman for the company confirmed: "Our local teams have been out and have picked the barriers up."

It is not thought that anyone was hurt while the hole was uncovered.

Norwich Evening News: Anglian Water confirmed the barriers had been put back upAnglian Water confirmed the barriers had been put back up (Image: Anglian Water)