Update: Fire service quell water hydrant problem in centre of Norwich

Rush hour traffic was held up in the centre of Norwich this evening after a water hydrant burst in the Tombland area.

Fire services were doing their best to prevent the water coming from the hydrant flooding the Maid's Head Hotel and had to close off one lane of Wensum Street.

This caused traffic from Tombland to be diverted down Palace Street, although traffic was still able to travel up Wensum Street heading into the city.

Wensum Street was closed between Waggon and Horses Lane and Elm Hill because of the flooding problems but the fire service had stood down by 7.15pm this evening.

Some reports suggested lower-level rooms at the well-known hotel have already been partially flooded and the fire service were having to pump water out to prevent the building's electric supply being affected.


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That work has now successfully been completed by the fire service however.

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