Cracked road causes concern in Coltishall

Sink hole on Ling Way, Coltishall. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Sink hole on Ling Way, Coltishall. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A crack in a road is causing growing concern in a Norfolk village.

The large crack that has appeared on Ling Way, Coltishall

The large crack that has appeared on Ling Way, Coltishall - Credit: Archant

Fears have been raised that a sinkhole could open up underneath the quiet cul-de-sac in Coltishall.

Safety barriers have been place around the cracked area which appeared around two weeks ago.

Anglian Water engineers have been investigating to see if a water leak is the cause.

Sarah Jackson, who lives close to where the road has cracked on Ling Way, is worried there could be a safety risk.

Mother-of-two Mrs Jackson said: 'There is something that is giving way under the road and I am worried it could collapse. The hole has got bigger since the barriers have been put up and I don't think enough has been done to assess the problem.'

She added: 'I don't know how much pressure the road can withstand before it breaks through and there is risk to traffic driving past.'

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An Anglian Water spokesman said: 'Our engineers have visited the site, but until the road is excavated we will not know if the leak has damaged the road or whether any leakage caused the surface damage.'

Plumstead Road in Norwich was closed to traffic on January 29 after a sinkhole large enough to swallow a small car was discovered. The six-metre deep cavern was found near Kett's Hill by telecoms engineers.

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