It's not unusual! - The other times sinkholes have opened in Norwich
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Fans of Tom Jones walking a certain route home from his Earlham Park concert had an extra obstacle to avoid on their way out.
But as the Welsh wonder once sang himself, it's not unusual for this to happen in Norwich - owing to the Fine City being built on chalk.
Here are just a few of the recent times the city has been plagued by sinkholes - beginning with unquestionably the most famous.
March 1988 - Earlham Road bus incident
It is an image which has become synonymous with sinkholes, which will be revisted for generations to come.
On March 3, 1988, the number 26 bus was making its usual journey along Earlham Road when the collapse of a medieval chalk mine caused a hole to form underneath its wheels.
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The rear end of the bus was swallowed in the sinkhole, but fortunately, neither the driver or its passengers were harmed.
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The incident happened close to the entrance of this newspaper's headquarters at Prospect House and saw the road closed for several hours.
Thousands of people watched a live stream of the predicament unfolding, with the Citroën Picasso left stranded.
Mountfield Park, Hellesdon, October 2018
The hole led to the parish council taking the tough decision to temporarily close the park, which is popular with dog-walkers and serves as a cut-through.
It remained close to the public for more than a month.
Frere Road park - March 2021
On March 9, a hole three metres wide and four metres deep opened up in a piece of recreational land in the estate on the edge of the city.
The hole was fenced off by the city council while contractors investigated its cause and carried out repairs.
Plantation Gardens - April 2016
But on April 8, 2016, it was forced to partially close to the public after subsidence caused a 20ft sinkhole to open up in its grounds.
The gardens reopened the following month but the subsidence led to the closer of Plantation Hotel, which shares the site.
December 2019 - Angel Road lorry
A city road which has been plagued more than most in recent years is Angel Road, in the Catton Grove area.
The hole was repaired, but in the space of the next six months there were two further instances of subsidence on the same city road.