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Rouen Road reopens in Norwich following sinkhole repairs

PUBLISHED: 09:09 17 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:28 17 March 2018

Rouen Road has reopened following repairs to a sinkhole which emerged on Thursday. Picture: Jacob Massey

Rouen Road has reopened following repairs to a sinkhole which emerged on Thursday. Picture: Jacob Massey

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Rouen Road in Norwich has reopened following repairs to a sinkhole that emerged on Wednesday.

Rouen Road has reopened following repairs to a sinkhole which emerged on Thursday. Picture: Jacob MasseyRouen Road has reopened following repairs to a sinkhole which emerged on Thursday. Picture: Jacob Massey

A small section to the side of the road and on the pavement is still fenced off, however, the road is now open to traffic in both directions.

Traffic may be slightly slower than usual as vehicles squeeze around the roadworks ahead of the Norwich City match.

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The road was closed in both directions on Wednesday after a parking car fell into the hole.

Rouen Road has reopened following repairs to a sinkhole which emerged on Thursday. Picture: Jacob MasseyRouen Road has reopened following repairs to a sinkhole which emerged on Thursday. Picture: Jacob Massey

Nobody was hurt by the incident, though driver Jamie Clare was shaken by the incident.

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He said: “I just heard this awful clunk, and I thought I’d hit something, but I hadn’t.”

The hole was caused by a combination of a burst water pipe and the sandy ground particular to the area.

An engineer inspects the sinkhole.  Picture: ANTONY KELLYAn engineer inspects the sinkhole. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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The cost of the works remains unclear at the present, although an unofficial source estimated a few thousands.

The car that fell in to the sinkhole on Rouen Road.  Picture: ANTONY KELLYThe car that fell in to the sinkhole on Rouen Road. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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