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Part of road blocked off after storm damage

PUBLISHED: 19:11 25 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:04 26 July 2020

Damage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart Anderson

Damage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart Anderson

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Damage was caused to part of a road in Cromer during heavy rain.

Damage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart AndersonDamage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart Anderson

The damage was done to the carriageway of Station Road, just west of the Park Road turn off, on the afternoon of Saturday, July 25.

Highways and Anglian Water workers both attended to assess the damage and cordon off the area.

Although it was initially suspected the damage may have been caused by a sinkhole or a burst water main, it now appears neither of those things was involved.

An Anglian Water staff member said on Sunday it was thought that a manhole cover had been displaced during the storm, damaging the road, and causing water to gush out onto the road’s surface.

Damage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart AndersonDamage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart Anderson

A small section on the northern half of the road remained sealed off on Sunday, but vehicles are able to pass by on the southern side of the road.

Damage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart AndersonDamage to Station Road in Cromer. Pictured on Sunday, July 26. Picture: Stuart Anderson

Damage was caused part of Station Road, Cromer, during heavy rain. Picture: Supplied by Emma SpagnolaDamage was caused part of Station Road, Cromer, during heavy rain. Picture: Supplied by Emma Spagnola

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