A coastal town road remains closed more than three days after a 15ft-deep sinkhole appeared.

Garden Street, in Cromer, was shut by police on Friday (October 3) following the hole's appearance - measuring around one metre wide - with nearby businesses warned the closure may be longer than a week. 

A cordon was placed around the sinkhole and officials from the highways department were seen carrying out investigations.

Eastern Daily Press: Police shut the road last FridayPolice shut the road last Friday (Image: Beauty Boutique Cromer)

Fears that the hole may grow bigger have prompted the caution to remain in place. Cromer, like other areas of the region, has been hit with very heavy rainfall in recent days and weeks as storms Babet and Ciaran blew through the county.

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Anglian Water apologised for the disruption caused after a sinkhole appeared in the middle of Attleborough in July that was not filled in for more than a week and a half, creating travel chaos in the town. 

When a sinkhole opened in the High Street of the nearby town of Sheringham in 2019, it took three months for it to be repaired.

Norfolk County Council and Anglian Water have been approached for comment.