Cromer water main fixed

Mary HamiltonWater was restored to nearly 70 houses yesterday morning after a gang worked through the night to fix a burst water main on Hall Road in Cromer.Mary Hamilton

Water was restored to nearly 70 houses yesterday morning after a gang worked through the night to fix a burst water main on Hall Road in Cromer.

Police alerted Anglian Water to the problem at 8.15pm on Monday, after a 6in main burst, damaging the surface of the road.

With water flowing into the town, the water supply was shut off at about 9.20pm, cutting off 69 houses. No homes were flooded but a fire engine was called to pump water out of the road and the waterlogged playing field.

Anglian Water arranged for bottled water to be delivered to one of the houses because the inhabitant was ill, and a team of workers toiled overnight to repair the split PVC pipe. The work was completed at about 5am.


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An Anglian Water spokesman said the burst was most likely due to ground movement, and that there was no link to the water main that burst on the junction of Hall Road and West Street on December 16 last year.

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