WATCH: Moment road collapses revealing 10ft sinkhole

Whistlefish Court sinkhole, Norwich

A 10ft sinkhole has formed in Whistlefish Court off Dereham Road - Credit: Dolly Carter

A video has captured the moment the surface of a road gave way in Norwich, creating a 10ft hole.

The sinkhole appeared in Whistlefish Court, off Dereham Road, at about 11am this morning. 

In the early hours only small cracks appeared however by 3pm today a sizeable chunk had collapsed and fallen in on itself.

Emergency services have attended the scene and a cordon is in place.

10ft sinkhole in Whistlefish Court, Norwich

The hole began to get worse at 11am on Monday, March 28, and later a crack developed across the road's surface before collapsing. - Credit: Dolly Carter

The video captures the moment and sound of the hole beginning to groan before a large crack spreads across the road. 

What is revealed is a 10ft crater. 

A sinkhole on Whistlefish Court in Norwich. Picture: Danielle Booden

A sinkhole on Whistlefish Court in Norwich. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

A local said there had been a dip in the road since February which got "considerably worse" over the weekend before starting to fall through this morning.

Police and workers on the scene of a sinkhole on Whistlefish Court in Norwich. Picture: Danielle Boo

Police and workers on the scene of a sinkhole on Whistlefish Court in Norwich. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

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A spokeswoman for Norfolk Police said: "We were called at 11.57am to reports of a sinkhole in Whistlefiish Court.

"Police are currently at the scene assisting with cordons. Highways, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and Anglian Water are also in attendance."

Whistlefish Court in Norwich where a sinkhole has oppened up. Picture: Danielle Booden

Whistlefish Court in Norwich where a sinkhole has oppened up. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

Andy Ellis from Norfolk County Council's Highways added: "We have been made aware of this opening in Whistlefish Court and will be making the area safe for pedestrians and drivers. 

"We will then investigate and then carry out repairs as necessary."

Following the collapse of the road, people have experienced low water pressure or no water at all in Whistlefish Court and the surrounding area.

Whistlefish Court sinkhole in Norwich

People are experiencing a loss of water pressure or no water at all in Whistlefish Court following the collapse of part of the road. - Credit: Anglian Water

An Anglian Water spokesperson has said: "We're really sorry that some customers around Whistlefish Court in Norwich are experiencing an interruption to their water supply.

"This is due to a sinkhole, which has caused our water main to burst.

"Highways are on scene repairing the sinkhole and we are currently fixing the main.

"Customers should have their water back on later this evening."

Additional reporting by Dolly Carter.