Work to repair a 15ft-deep sinkhole which has closed a road in a north Norfolk town begins today (November 7).

Police closed Garden Street, in Cromer, after a one-metre-wide sinkhole appeared last Friday (November 3).

Surveys conducted by Anglian Water and Norfolk County Council found the sinkhole is naturally occurring and has damaged the sewer beneath the road. 

North Norfolk News: The one-metre-wide, 15ft-deep, sinkhole in Garden Street CromerThe one-metre-wide, 15ft-deep, sinkhole in Garden Street Cromer (Image: Supplied)

Anglian Water is on site today to repair the sewer, but works are set to continue until the end of this week. 

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An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “Our team has worked with Norfolk County Council to investigate the sinkhole which appeared on Garden Street in Cromer last Friday (3 November).

"These surveys showed that the sinkhole is naturally occurring, but it has caused some damage to our sewer.

"Our engineers have already begun work over the weekend to make their working area safer, and we’ll be back on site to fix the sewer from Tuesday.

North Norfolk News: Garden Street in Cromer remains closed to trafficGarden Street in Cromer remains closed to traffic (Image: Adam Barker)

"We’re expecting this repair to be complete by the end of the week, after which the local Highways team will get the road back to normal. 

"We’d like to thank our customers in Cromer for bearing with us while we carry out this work.”

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