VIDEO: Footage of Rackheath Industrial Estate devastation
Hundreds of businesses are still recovering from last night's dramatic explosion, thought to be an accidentally caused gas explosion, on Rackheath Industrial Estate.
The industrial estate has been unable to get traffic in or out all day as the explosion at KC Cafe was making the main access road, Wendover Road, unsafe to use.
After a day of emergency services, property surveyors and structural engineers assessing the damage, the road has now been re-opened to allow businesses to try and get back to some kind of normality.
Norfolk Fire Service spokesman Martin Barsby confirmed: 'The road is open again for people to access their premises. It is not open to the public, it is for people who need to get in and out of their business and for deliveries.'
The 9.15pm blast on Tuesday night was heard as far away as Waxham on the north Norfolk coast and has left businesses counting the cost of damage and loss of business.
Mark Jones, director of East Anglia Car Recycling whose premises are nearby to the blast site, admitted it has been a difficult day for all at Rackheath Industrial Estate.
He said: 'The explosion has come as a huge shock for everyone on the estate and has caused no end of disruption for our business.'
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For more pictures of the damage and much more on the fallout from the Rackheath blast, see tomorrow's EDP and Evening News.