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Two sinkholes open up in same road

PUBLISHED: 08:19 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 23 February 2018

Councillor Keith Driver by the two homes in Meadowbrook Close where a sinkhole has appeared in their front gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Councillor Keith Driver by the two homes in Meadowbrook Close where a sinkhole has appeared in their front gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Residents of a Norwich road were shocked when two sinkholes opened up on their road.

Councillor Keith Driver by the two homes in Meadowbrook Close where a sinkhole has appeared in their front gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYCouncillor Keith Driver by the two homes in Meadowbrook Close where a sinkhole has appeared in their front gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Keith Driver, Norwich city councillor for Lakenham, and former mayor, was knocking on constituent doors in Meadowbrook Close, Lakenham, last Saturday when he saw the sinkholes.

He said: “It must be quite frightening waking up with a hole in your front garden.”

The first hole appeared Wednesday, February 14 on the pavement, while another larger hole, which spans over two front gardens, opened two days later. Cadent Gas are still working to repair a gas leak at the site.

Troubles continued when the following Tuesday Anglian Water were called out to a burst main just metres away from the sinkholes. A spokesperson said that the incident was unrelated to the sinkholes, calling it a “red herring.”

Councillor Keith Driver by a second sinkhole, which has appeared in the road in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYCouncillor Keith Driver by a second sinkhole, which has appeared in the road in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One neighbour described how efficiently the water board dealt with the situation, adding: “It’s never been so busy down here. It’s usually as quiet as anything.”

A second sinkhole, which has appeared in the road in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA second sinkhole, which has appeared in the road in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The sinkhole which has appeared in the front gardens of two homes in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe sinkhole which has appeared in the front gardens of two homes in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A broken water pipe. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA broken water pipe. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The sinkhole which has appeared in the front gardens of two homes in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe sinkhole which has appeared in the front gardens of two homes in Meadowbrook Close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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