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Gaol Hill and Exchange Street in Norwich closed after water main bursts

PUBLISHED: 10:49 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 30 August 2017

Exchange Street is closed after a water main burst. Picture: Marc Betts

Exchange Street is closed after a water main burst. Picture: Marc Betts

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Gaol Hill and Exchange Street in Norwich remains closed off this morning after a water main sprung a leak on Exchange Street.

Exchange Street is closed after a water main burst. Picture: Marc BettsExchange Street is closed after a water main burst. Picture: Marc Betts

Anglian Water were called to the scene at around 2.45pm yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman for Anglian Water said: “We have already attended to mark the area affected and will be returning as soon as possible to complete the repair.

“We often try to clamp the pipe either side of the leak, allowing us to cut out the damaged section and then replace it but each repair is unique and presents its own challenges.”

Police used a van to block the road before putting an official road block in place.

Exchange Street is closed after a water main burst. Picture: Marc BettsExchange Street is closed after a water main burst. Picture: Marc Betts

Traffic from St. Giles is being diverted onto Bethel Street and the taxi rank on Gaol Hill is in limited use.

Businesses along the road have been unaffected by the leak.

Drivers are urged to find an alternative route while work is carried out as there is heavy traffic in the area.

Gaol Hill is closed in Norwich. Picture: George RyanGaol Hill is closed in Norwich. Picture: George Ryan


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